How do you determine if a compound in a chemical equation is a solid, liquid, gas, aqueous, or a precipitate?

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Jun 5, 2017

Symbols are written in parentheses to the right of the reactants and products in a chemical equation to indicate whether they are solids, liquids, gases, aqueous, or a precipitate. The symbols are as follows:
(s) means solid (also frequently used for precipitates)
(l) means liquid
(g) means gas
(aq) means aqueous (meaning dissolved in water)
($\downarrow$) means a preciptate

Examples
1) Aqueous silver nitrate plus aqueous sodium chloride react to produce aqueous sodium nitrate and solid silver chloride (silver chloride as a precipitate).

$A g N {O}_{3}$(aq) + $N a C l$(aq) $\rightarrow$ $N a N {O}_{3}$(aq) + $A g C l$(s)
Since the product $A g C l$ is a precipate, it could also be written as $A g C l$($\downarrow$)

2) Methane gas plus oxygen gas react to produce carbon dioxide gas and liquid water.

$C {H}_{4}$(g) + $2 {O}_{2}$(g) $\rightarrow$ $C {O}_{2}$(g) + $2 {H}_{2} O$(l)

3) Solid copper metal plus aqueous silver nitrate react to produce solid silver metal plus aqueous copper(II) nitrate.

$C u$(s) + $2 A g N {O}_{3}$(aq) $\rightarrow$ $2 A g$(s) + $C u {\left(N {O}_{3}\right)}_{2}$(aq)

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