What is the result of mixing Calcium Nitrate (CaNO3) and Epsom Salt [Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4)]?
Given saturated solutions of Calcium Nitrate and Magnesium Sulfate are mixed together a white precipitate is formed. What is this precipitate and what remains in solution?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The precipitate is gypsum -- CaSO4.2H2O -- aka hydrated calcium sulfate. Magnesium cations and nitrate anions dominate the solution. Calcium sulfate is slightly soluble, so not all of the calcium cations and sulfate anions would precipitate.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Calcium sulphate is the precipitate, and Magnesium nitrate remains in solution
- 1 decade ago
The metathesis reaction gives insoluable CaSO4 (s) and Mg ion and the nitrate ion stay in solution . . . however, I think it should be Ca(NO3)2 in your question.Source(s): wiki