Aqueous solutions of ammonium chloride and lead nitrate produce leadon chloride precipitate and aqueous ammonium nitrate. What type of reaction is this? How do you balance the equation?

1 Answer
Nov 26, 2016

Answer:

See the explanation.

Explanation:

#"2NH"_4"Cl(aq)"+"Pb(NO"_3)_2"(aq)"##rarr##"2NH"_4"NO"_3"(aq)"+"PbCl"_2"(s)"#

This is a double replacement reaction, also called a double displacement, metathesis, or precipitation reaction, in which a precipitate (solid) is one of the products.

The general equation is #"AX"+"BY"##rarr##"AY"+"BX"#, where A and B are cations and X and Y are anions.