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Homework Help: Silver Nitrate reacting with K2C2O4 Balanced reaction HELP!

  1. Nov 5, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    In lab we did a reaction where we diluted silver nitrate with K2C2O4 and then boiled it for ten minutes until solid formed, then we filtered out the solid.

    I have to write a balanced equation for this reaction and am having a real hard time

    2. Relevant equations

    AgNO3 (aq) + K2C2O4 (aq)

    3. The attempt at a solution

    All i have so far is:

    AgNO3 (aq) + K2C2O4 (aq)---> AgK2 (s) + NO3 (g) + CO2 (g)

    I have no idea if that is even correct and have been looking all over for any help. I can figure out the stoichiometric coefficients myself, but just want to make sure i have the equation correct first. Thanks.
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  3. Nov 5, 2009 #2


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    K2C2O4 is potassium oxalate, salt of oxalic acid. Check oxalic acid properties.

  4. Nov 5, 2009 #3


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    Also for your understanding, you should know that the Ag and K are both in positive valence
    states in the salts and therefor are not going to form any type of bond together
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