(a) What happens when an aqueous solution of sodium sulphate reacts with an aqueous solution of barium chloride?
(b) Write the balanced chemical equation for the reaction which takes place.
(c) State the physical conditions of reactants in which the reaction will not take place.
(d) Name the type of chemical reaction which occurs.
(e) Give one example of another reaction which is of the same type as the above reaction.
(a) Exchange of ions between both the reactants takes place; therefore, it is an example of double displacement reaction. Since, precipitate of barium sulphate forms, it is also a precipitation reaction.
(b) The balanced chemical reaction is given as follows:
Na2SO4 (aq) + BaCl2 (aq) → BaSO4 (s) + 2NaCl (aq)
(c) Reaction will not take place if the reactants are in solid state.
(d) Double displacement reaction takes place.
(e) Another reaction of same type is given as follows:
AgNO3 (aq) + NaCl (aq) → AgCl (s) + NaNO3 (aq)