# What is the net ionic equation for the reaction between lead nitrate and sodium chloride?

Apr 20, 2017

Well............

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

#### Explanation:

But for the net ionic equation, we represent ONLY the net, macroscopic chemical change:

$P {b}^{2 +} + 2 C {l}^{-} \rightarrow P b C {l}_{2} \left(s\right) \downarrow$

$P b C {l}_{2}$ is a white salt that is fairly insoluble in aqueous solution.