Question #2304c

1 Answer
Feb 2, 2016

Answer:

Do you mean is it wrong to write this reaction:

#2NaCl(s) rarr 2Na^(+)(aq) + 2Cl^(-)(aq)#

Explanation:

Of course it would depend on the context. For instance, I could take #116.88# #g# of salt, and dissolve it up in water, and THEN react this quantity with 1/2 a mole of #AgNO_3(aq)#. How much #Cl^-# would be left?

In general, we would try to simplify the coefficients.