Problem: Identify the spectator ions in the following reaction. Na 2CO3(aq) + CaCl2(aq) → 2 NaCl(aq) + CaCO3(s)

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We’re being asked to identify the spectator ions in the given reaction equation:

Na2CO3(aq) + CaCl2(aq) → 2 NaCl(aq) + CaCO3(s)


We’re going to determine the spectator ions using the following steps:

Step 1: Write the total or full ionic equation
Step 2: Identify the spectator ions


Step 1: Write the total or full ionic equation

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Identify the spectator ions in the following reaction. Na 2CO3(aq) + CaCl2(aq) → 2 NaCl(aq) + CaCO3(s)

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