# double replacement [closed]

$$\ce{KNO3(aq) + BaCl2(aq) -> KCl(aq) + Ba(NO3)2(aq)}$$

I found products but I noticed in product that both of them are in the aqueous phase. So actually no reaction occurs?

Does a reaction need at least a precipitate to occur to be double replacement?

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• Yes, precipitates are necessary. Otherwise all ions remain ions, and there is no reaction. – a-cyclohexane-molecule Aug 27 '18 at 1:53
• Or some other way that two of the ions are removed together. E.G. 2 ZnS (s) + HCl (aq) -> ZnCl2 (aq) + H2S (g) – DrMoishe Pippik Aug 27 '18 at 2:00
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The reason the reaction you drew isn't a double replacement reaction is that the aqueous compounds listed don't have their ions actually bound together in solution, but instead the individual ions are solvated by shells of water molecules. If you write the net ionic equation for your reaction, you get $$\ce{K+(aq) +NO3-(aq) + Ba^{2+}(aq) +2Cl-(aq) -> K+(aq) +NO3-(aq) + Ba^{2+}(aq) +2Cl-(aq)}$$ where you can see that we haven't actually created any new compounds in going from reactants to products.