Problem: A solution contains one or more of the following ions: Hg22+, Ba2+, and Fe2+. When potassium chloride is added to the solution, a precipitate forms. The precipitate is filtered off and potassium sulfate is added to the remaining solution, producing no precipitate. When potassium carbonate is added to the remaining solution, a precipitate forms.Write net ionic equations for the formation of each of the precipitates observed.

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add KCl → K+ + Cl-

Hg22+ + Cl- → Hg2Cl2 → insoluble chloride → solid

Ba2+ + Cl- → BaCl2 → soluble chloride → aqueous

Fe2+ + Cl- → FeCl2 → soluble chloride → aqueous


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A solution contains one or more of the following ions: Hg22+, Ba2+, and Fe2+. When potassium chloride is added to the solution, a precipitate forms. The precipitate is filtered off and potassium sulfate is added to the remaining solution, producing no precipitate. When potassium carbonate is added to the remaining solution, a precipitate forms.

Write net ionic equations for the formation of each of the precipitates observed.

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