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Explain solubility rules

Explain solubility rules used to predict precipitation reactions. Predict if precipitation occurs in the mixing reactions of the following aqueous solutions:
a) ammonium sulfate + iron(II) nitrate
b) potassium iodide + lead(II) nitrate
c) sodium nitrate + copper(II) sulfate
d) ammonium iodide + silver nitrate

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The solubility rules are:

1. All Nitrates (NO3-), Acetate (C2H3O2-), Chlorates (ClO3-), and Perchlorate (ClO4-) salts are soluble
2. All Group 1 metal salts are soluble
3. All Ammonium (NH4+) Compounds are soluble
4. All Chloride (Cl-), Bromide (Br-), and Iodide (I-) salts are ...

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