How does #"silver nitrate"# react with #"sodium oxalate"# in aqueous solution?

1 Answer
Jan 7, 2017

Answer:

#"2AgNO"_3(aq) + "Na"_2"C"_2"O"_4(aq) rarr "Ag"_2"C"_2"O"_4(s) + "2NaNO"_3(aq)#

Explanation:

And the net ionic equation, (because the sodium and nitrate ions are really just along for the ride!):

#"2Ag"^(+) + "C"_2"O"_4^(2-) rarr "Ag"_2"C"_2"O"_4(s)darr#

#"Silver oxalate"# is a rather insoluble beast. I think the material is shock sensitive; so you should avoid making gram quantities, or drying the precipitate.