Problem: Write a balanced equation for the double-replacement precipitation reaction described, using the smallest possible integer coefficients. A precipitate forms when aqueous solutions of silver (I) nitrate and nickel (II) sulfate are combined. Do not include states such as (s) or (aq). It is not necessary for you to indicate which of the products is the precipitate.

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A double displacement/replacement reaction occurs when a set of reactants switch of their cations and anions.


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Write a balanced equation for the double-replacement precipitation reaction described, using the smallest possible integer coefficients. A precipitate forms when aqueous solutions of silver (I) nitrate and nickel (II) sulfate are combined. Do not include states such as (s) or (aq). It is not necessary for you to indicate which of the products is the precipitate.


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