# Consider the reaction when aqueous solutions of potassium chloride and ammonium phosphate are combined. What will the net ionic equation be? Specify if the states are (aq) or (s).

Jul 20, 2018

There is no reaction and so there is no net ionic equation.

#### Explanation:

Balanced equation

$\text{3KCl(aq) + (NH"_4)_3"PO"_4("aq")}$$\rightarrow$$\text{K"_3"PO"_4("aq") + "3NH"_4"Cl(aq)}$

Complete ionic equation

$\text{3K"^(+)("aq")+"3Cl"^(-)("aq")+"3NH"_4^(+)("aq")+"PO"_4("aq")}$$\rightarrow$$\text{3K"^(+)("aq")+"PO"_4("aq")+"3NH"_4^(+)("aq")+"3Cl"^(-)("aq")}$

There is no reaction. All of the ions are aqueous. In order for a double replacement to occur, one product must be a precipitate, insoluble gas, or water.

What you have is a mixture of aqueous ions. The equation should be:

$\text{3KCl(aq) + (NH"_4)_3"PO"_4("aq")}$$\rightarrow$$\text{no reaction}$