# How do you balance and translate this reaction: Cu(s) + AgNO_3(aq) -> Cu(NO_3)_2(l) + Ag(s)?

Mar 25, 2017

See the explanation.

#### Explanation:

$\text{Cu(s) + 2AgNO"_3("aq")}$$\rightarrow$$\text{Cu(NO"_3)_2("aq") + "2Ag(s)}$

This chemical equation means:

One mole of solid copper plus two moles of aqueous silver nitrate produce one mole of copper(II) nitrate plus two moles of solid silver.

This is a single replacement reaction in which the metal copper replaces the metal silver.