How do barium nitrate and sodium carbonate react in aqueous solution?

1 Answer
Jan 25, 2016


#Ba(NO_3)_2(aq) + Na_2CO_3(aq) rarr BaCO_3(s)darr + 2Na(NO_3)(aq)#


All nitrates are soluble (in aqueous solution). All carbonates are INSOLUBLE (except for those of the alkali metals). Barium carbonate is certainly insoluble.

The net ionic equation for the above:

#Ba^(2+) + CO_3^(2-) rarr BaCO_3(s)darr#

As for any equation, both mass and charge are conserved. What does this mean with respect to the 2nd equation?