Problem: Mercury(I) ions (Hg22+) can be removed from solution by precipitation with Cl–. Suppose that a solution contains aqueous Hg2(NO3)2.Write complete ionic equation to show the reaction of aqueous Hg2(NO3)2 with aqueous sodium chloride to form solid Hg2Cl2 and aqueous sodium nitrate.

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We are asked to write complete ionic equation to show the reaction of aqueous Hg2(NO3)2 with aqueous sodium chloride to form solid Hg2Cl2 and aqueous sodium nitrate.


Reactants: 

 aqueous Hg2(NO3)2 →Hg2(NO3)2(aq) 

  • Hg22+(aq)
  • 2 NO3-(aq)

 aqueous sodium chloride → NaCl(aq)

  • Na+(aq)
  • Cl-(aq)


Products: 

solid Hg2Cl2 → Hg2Cl2(s) 

aqueous sodium nitrate → NaNO3(aq)

  • Na+(aq)
  • NO3-(aq)


Balanced reaction: 

Hg2(NO3)2(aq) + 2 NaCl(aq) → Hg2Cl2(s) + 2 NaNO3(aq)


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Mercury(I) ions (Hg22+) can be removed from solution by precipitation with Cl. Suppose that a solution contains aqueous Hg2(NO3)2.

Write complete ionic equation to show the reaction of aqueous Hg2(NO3)2 with aqueous sodium chloride to form solid Hg2Cl2 and aqueous sodium nitrate.

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