Question #25640

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May 15, 2016

#NaCl(aq) + AgNO_3(aq) rarr NaNO_3(aq) + AgCl(s) darr#


Any chemical reaction conserves both mass and charge. Given that in the equation above, the nitrate ion is along for the ride, I could write the net ionic equation:

#Ag^+ + Cl^(-) rarr AgCl(s)darr#

Both mass and charge are conserved as before, and mass and charge MUST be conserved to represent a valid chemical process.