What occurs when magnesium chloride and sodium sulfate react in aqueous solution?

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Dec 22, 2016

Answer:

Neither salt, or the salt formed from exchange is particularly insoluble in water.

Explanation:

In aqueous solution, you would form #Mg^(2+)#, #Cl^-#, #Na^+#, and #SO_4^(2-)# ions. These would tend to remain in solution, as the ion exchange salts are soluble. A better question would be the mixture of barium chloride and sodium sulfate in that barium forms a water insoluble sulfate:

#BaCl_2(aq) + Na_2SO_4(aq) rarr BaSO_4(s)darr + 2NaCl(aq)#

Else,

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