What are the spectator ions in the reaction between sodium carbonate, and silver nitrate?

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Oct 16, 2016

Answer:

The nitrate and the natrium ions.

Explanation:

#Na_2CO_3(aq) + 2AgNO_3(aq) rarr Ag_2CO_3(s)darr + 2NaNO_3(aq)#

The net ionic equation is:

#2Ag^(+) + CO_3^(2-) rarr Ag_2CO_3(s)darr#

Any ion pair with #(aq)# symbol are the #"aquated ions"#; i.e. #NaNO_3(aq)-=Na^(+)(aq) + NO_3^(-)(aq)#.

#Na^(+)(aq)# could also be represented as #[Na(OH_2)_6]^+#.