What would happen if copper (II) chloride was placed into a solution of saturated calcium carbonate???

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Apr 9, 2017

Answer:

Precipitation of #"copper carbonate"#..........

Explanation:

We would LIKELY see the precipitation of #"copper carbonate"#, and the fairly insoluble #CaCO_3(s)# would pass into solution to give #CaCl_2(aq)#. The colour of the solution would go from dark blue to lighter blue as the #Cu^(2+)# precipitates.

We could represent this process as:

#CuCl_2(aq) + CaCO_3(s) rarr CuCl_2(aq) + CuCO_3(s)darr#

The #"cupric chloride"# is likely to be a complex salt, and is a label of convenience.

But chemistry is an experimental science, so you must do the experiment yourself, and try to rationalize whatever you observe.