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

Oct 16, 2016

The nitrate and the natrium ions.

#### Explanation:

$N {a}_{2} C {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + 2 A g N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) \rightarrow A {g}_{2} C {O}_{3} \left(s\right) \downarrow + 2 N a N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right)$

The net ionic equation is:

$2 A {g}^{+} + C {O}_{3}^{2 -} \rightarrow A {g}_{2} C {O}_{3} \left(s\right) \downarrow$

Any ion pair with $\left(a q\right)$ symbol are the $\text{aquated ions}$; i.e. $N a N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) \equiv N {a}^{+} \left(a q\right) + N {O}_{3}^{-} \left(a q\right)$.

$N {a}^{+} \left(a q\right)$ could also be represented as ${\left[N a {\left(O {H}_{2}\right)}_{6}\right]}^{+}$.