What kind of chemical reaction is AgNO_3 + NaCl -> AgCl + NaNO_3?

Dec 21, 2015

Double displacement.

Explanation:

The following reaction is considered as a double displacement reaction:

$A g N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right) + N a C l \left(a q\right) \to A g C l \left(s\right) + N a N {O}_{3} \left(a q\right)$

The displacements are:
$C {l}^{-}$ replaces $N {O}_{3}^{-}$ and vice versa.

This reaction is under the general form of:

$A B + C D \to A D + C B$