A molecule of silver nitrate contains a polyatomic ion. What chemical equation represents the reaction between silver nitrate and calcium chloride?

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Jul 15, 2016

#2AgNO_3(aq) + CaCl_2(aq) rarr 2AgCl(s)darr + 2Ca(NO_3)_2(aq)#


This is a simple metathesis or partner exchange reaction. Silver chloride is about as soluble as a brick, and precipitates from solution as a curdy white solid. Calcium chloride and calcium nitrate are soluble in aqueous solution.