Problem: Give the complete ionic equation for the reaction (if any) that occurs when aqueous solutions of lithium sulfide and copper (II) nitrate are mixed.a. Li+(aq) + SO42- (aq) + Cu +(aq) + NO 3- (aq) → CuS(s) + Li+(aq) + NO 3- (aq)b. Li+(aq) + S - (aq) + Cu+(aq) + NO 3- (aq) → CuS(s) + LiNO 3(aq)c. 2Li+(aq) + S 2- (aq) + Cu 2+(aq) + 2NO 3- (aq) → Cu 2+(aq) + S 2- (aq) + 2LiNO 3(s)d. 2Li+(aq) + S 2- (aq) + Cu 2+(aq) + 2NO 3- (aq) → CuS(s) + 2Li +(aq) + 2NO 3- (aq)e. No reaction occurs

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Give the complete ionic equation for the reaction (if any) that occurs when aqueous solutions of lithium sulfide and copper (II) nitrate are mixed.

a. Li+(aq) + SO42- (aq) + Cu +(aq) + NO 3- (aq) → CuS(s) + Li+(aq) + NO 3- (aq)

b. Li+(aq) + S - (aq) + Cu+(aq) + NO 3- (aq) → CuS(s) + LiNO 3(aq)

c. 2Li+(aq) + S 2- (aq) + Cu 2+(aq) + 2NO 3- (aq) → Cu 2+(aq) + S 2- (aq) + 2LiNO 3(s)

d. 2Li+(aq) + S 2- (aq) + Cu 2+(aq) + 2NO 3(aq) → CuS(s) + 2Li +(aq) + 2NO 3- (aq)

e. No reaction occurs

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