What is the net ionic equation for the double replacement reaction between sodium sulfate and barium nitrate?

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Aug 26, 2016

Answer:

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Explanation:

#Na_2SO_4(aq)+ Ba(NO_3)_2(aq)->BaSO_4(s)+2NaNO_3(aq)#

Break up the compounds into ions from which they came and cross out the ones that appear on both sides; those are your #"spectator ions"#.

#2 cancel(Na^(+)(aq)) + SO_4^(2-)(aq) + Ba^(2+)(aq) +2 cancel (NO_3^(-)(aq))->BaSO_4(s) darr + 2 cancel(Na^(+)(aq)) +2 cancel(NO_3^(-)(aq))#

#"Barium sulfate"# is insoluble so it doesn't ionize in solution

Write net ionic equation

#SO_4^(2-)(aq) + Ba^(2+)(aq) -> BaSO_4(s) darr#