Problem: Will precipitation occur when the following solutions are mixed?FeSO4 and Pb(NO3)2

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We are asked to determine whether precipitation will occur when FeSO4 and Pb(NO3)are mixed


Recall that precipitation is a type of double displacement reaction that forms an insoluble (s) product or a precipitate.


We will refer to the solubility rules in order to determine if an insoluble product is formed or not.


Solubility Rules:


Soluble Ionic Compounds:

Group 1A ions (Li+, Na+, K+, etc.) and Ammoniumion (NH4+) are soluble
Nitrates (NO3-), Acetates (CH3COO- or C2H3O2-), and most Perchlorates (ClO4-) are soluble
Cl-Br-, and I- are soluble except when paired with Ag+, Pb2+, Cu+, Hg22+
Sulfates (SO42-) are soluble except those of Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Ag+, and Pb2+

• Insoluble Ionic Compounds:

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Will precipitation occur when the following solutions are mixed?

FeSO4 and Pb(NO3)2