What net lonic equation can be derived from this complete ionic equation? #2Fe^(3+)(aq) + 6Cl^-(aq) + 6Na^+(aq) + 3CO_3^(2-)(aq) -> Fe_2(CO_3)_3(s) + 6Cl^-(aq) + 6Na^+(aq)#?
Simply cancel out the common items, the ones that do not undergo chemical change in the original equation:
Are mass and charge balanced in the given equation? If they are not, you know that the equation cannot be accepted as a representation of reality. In other words these equations must obey stoichiometry.
Cancel the "spectator ions" - that undergo no changes, and the net ionic equation appears. Details follow.
In a net ionic equation you omit any particles (generally ions) that are not changed in any way as the reaction occurs.
In this case, this applies to the
So, the net ionic equation is: