Do silver nitrate and potassium phosphate form a precipitate when mixed together?
When silver nitrate and potassium phosphate are combined, they form a double replacement reaction. In a double replacement reaction, the ions 'switch partners.' The balanced chemical reaction between silver nitrate and potassium phosphate is as follows:
3AgNO3(aq) + K3PO4(aq) -> Ag3PO4(s) + 3KNO3(aq)
The product silver phosphate is a precipitate as indicated by the (s) for solid. In order to determine if a reaction will...
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