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what is the net ionic equation for the reaction of aqueous sodium chloride with aqueous silver nitrate.

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    Write out the general equation:
    NaCl(aq) + AgNO3(aq) ---> AgCl(s) + NaNO3(aq)

    Write out the total ionic equation. If it's a strong electrolyte, it is written as ions. If not, it's written as a molecule. NaCl, AgNO3, and NaNO3 are strong electrolytes, so they're written as ions. AgCl is a nonelectrolyte, so it's written as a molecule.

    Na+(aq) + Cl-(aq) + Ag+(aq) + NO3-(aq) ---> AgCl(s) + Na+(aq) + NO3(aq)


    Remove spectator ions and write the net ionic equation.
    Ag+(aq) + Cl-(aq) ---> AgCl(s)

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