Reaction between the solutions of lead(II) nitrate and potassium iodide.

Asked by  | 19th Mar, 2008, 06:21: PM

Expert Answer:

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This reaction essentially demonstrates a typical double replacement reaction.

Reaction In Summary:

Pb(NO3)2 (aq) + 2KI (aq) --> 2KNO3 (aq) + PbI2 (s)

The potassium iodide reacts with the lead (II) nitrate to yield lead (II) iodide and potassium nitrate. However, lead (II) iodide is not very soluble in water, and thus precipitates out as a yellow solid.

 

Answered by  | 12th Jun, 2008, 07:06: PM

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