Aqueous solutions of silver nitrate (#"AgNO"_3#) and iron chloride (#"FeCl"_3#) are mixed together. Which ion combines with the chloride ion to form a precipitate?

1 Answer
Oct 20, 2016

Answer:

The #"Ag"^+# ion

Explanation:

Reacting aqueous silver nitrate with a halide ion is the test for halide ions. This is the ionic equation for the reaction:

#"Ag"^"+"("aq")+"Cl"^(-)("aq") rarr "AgCl"("s")#