Demo asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 1 decade ago

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?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    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.

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  • crupi
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    3 years ago

    Is Calcium Nitrate A Salt

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Calcium sulphate is the precipitate, and Magnesium nitrate remains in solution

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  • 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.

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