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    What mass of solid silver chloride will precipitate from a solution containing 1.5 grams of calcium chloride if an excess amount of silver nitrate is added? CaCl2(aq) + 2AgNO3(aq) = 2AgCl(s) + Ca(NO3)2 (aq)

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    This is a great stoichiometry question. You have given me the balanced reaction equation, which is the correct first step. What the equation tells us, in words, is that calcium chloride in solution - (aq) means "aqueous", or, "dissolved in water", or in other words "in solution" - reacts with silver nitrate to form silver chloride and calcium nitrate. The product silver nitrate will "precipitate" out of solution, forming a visible solid that can be recovered by filtering and drying the product.

    The stoichiometry of the reaction is given in the above balanced equation,which tells us that for every mole of calcium ...

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    How much silver chloride will precipitate is determined.