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Chemistry Net Ionic Equation help

  1. Sep 15, 2009 #1
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    3. The attempt at a solution

    1. A solution of nickel nitrate is added to a solution of lithium sulfide. (you MUST write as a Net Ionic if appropriate).
    a. BALANCED EQUATION
    b. Which substance is being oxidized?

    2. none really

    3. I don't really have much of an attempt because it doesn't specify in the question whether I'm dealing with nickel (ii) nitrate or nickel (iii) nitrate. I know that nitrate is soluble so the answer will be a net ionic equation, but the balanced equation is hard for me to figure out. Could anyone help me here?
     
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  3. Sep 16, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    I bet they mean Ni(II).

    What do you know about sulfides?

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  4. Sep 17, 2009 #3
    Nevermind. It was a trick question, nothing is being oxidized. It isn't a redox reaction!
     
  5. Sep 17, 2009 #4

    Borek

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    That was obvious :smile:

    Question is - do you know what reaction DOES take place?

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    Last edited: Sep 17, 2009
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