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1

What is a half equation?

A model for the change that happens to one reactant in a chemical reaction

2

Do you have to balance the charges in a half equation?

Yes

3

What does a complete ionic equation show?

The ions present in a reaction mixture, and usually the formulae of any molecular substances present, or substances in the solid state

4

What is a spectator ion?

Ions that are in the reaction mixture but do not take part in the chemical reaction

5

What do you call an ionic equation which leaves out spectator ions?

A net ionic equation

6

What happens in a precipitation reaction?

An insoluble product or precipitate is created when two solutions are mixed