# What are the spectator ions in LiCl (aq) + AgNO_3 (aq) -> AgCl (s) + LiNO_3 (aq)?

Feb 24, 2017

$\text{The net ionic equation is: } A {g}^{+} + C {l}^{-} \rightarrow A g C l \left(s\right) \downarrow$

#### Explanation:

And the lithium, and nitrate ions, are the spectator ions. In solution, the $L {i}^{+}$, and $N {O}_{3}^{-}$ ions are along for the ride, and do not participate in the reaction. On the other hand, $\text{silver chloride}$ is as soluble as a brick, and precipitates from solution as a curdy white solid.