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A double displacement precipitation is a reaction in which two soluble ionic compounds react to form an insoluble precipitate.

Double replacement reactions take the general form:

A⁺B⁻ + C⁺D⁻ → A⁺D⁻ + C⁺B⁻


AgNO₃(aq) + NaCl(aq) → AgCl(s) + NaNO₃(aq)

Ag⁺(aq) + NO₃⁻(aq) + Na⁺(aq) + Cl⁻(aq) → AgCl(s) + Na⁺(aq) + NO₃⁻(aq)

This is a double replacement reaction, because the silver ion and the sodium ion have exchanged partners. It is also a precipitation reaction, because the silver ion and the chloride ion are removed from the solution as solid silver chloride.

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