Problem: Identify the precipitate (if any) that forms when NaCH3COO (also written as NaC2H3O2) and HCl are mixed.        

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We are asked to identify the precipitate (if any) that forms when NaCH3COO (also written as NaC2H3O2) and HCl are mixed.        


Separate to ions: 

  • NaCH3COO → Na+(aq) + CH3COO- (aq)
  • HCl (aq)  → H+(aq) + Cl- (aq)

Crisscross the ions:

  •  NaCl and CH3COOH


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Identify the precipitate (if any) that forms when NaCH3COO (also written as NaC2H3O2) and HCl are mixed.        

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