Spectator ions

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Spectator ions

Postby hannabarlow1A » Tue Jul 30, 2019 9:32 am

How do we know whether or not something is a spectator ion?

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Re: Spectator ions

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Jul 30, 2019 12:39 pm

Spectator ions exist in the same form on both the reactant and product sides of a chemical reaction. They are present in solutions but don't take part in a solution's chemical reaction. The alkali metals of the first column of the periodic table and the halogen gases from the second to last column of the periodic table are groups of elements that provide spectator ions.

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