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Grade 11 Chemistry Problem about a Nonreaction

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Homework Statement



If there is a reaction, write out the chemical equation for
Hg(NO3)2(aq) + CH3COONa(aq)

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N/A

The Attempt at a Solution


The answer says that there is no reaction. I have absolutely no idea why not.
 

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Homework Statement



If there is a reaction, write out the chemical equation for
Hg(NO3)2(aq) + CH3COONa(aq)

Homework Equations



N/A

The Attempt at a Solution


The answer says that there is no reaction. I have absolutely no idea why not.
In all of these reactions. Think about what is in solution. In this case, what ions are in solution.

When you know what kinds of ions are in solution, think a bit about what kind of species they are (salts, acids, bases)
If you have an acid and a base, you might expect an acid-base reaction. If you just have salts, think about whether any of the new pairings would result in an insoluble salt.

Basically: What do you have in the beaker. What kinds of reactions do the species undergo?
 
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I have absolutely no idea why not.
If you have no idea why not, than perhaps you have an idea about why yes? Do you see anything that can react here? Can you predict any products?
 
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In all of these reactions. Think about what is in solution. In this case, what ions are in solution.

When you know what kinds of ions are in solution, think a bit about what kind of species they are (salts, acids, bases)
If you have an acid and a base, you might expect an acid-base reaction. If you just have salts, think about whether any of the new pairings would result in an insoluble salt.

Basically: What do you have in the beaker. What kinds of reactions do the species undergo?
Oh I see, thank-you so much!!! :)
 

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