I've heard that nothing in the following net ionic equation reacts:

$$ \ce{Li+ + NO3- + Na+ + Cl- -> \text{"nothing"}} $$

Is this true? Could someone explain why there would be no reaction?

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    $\begingroup$ I assume this is meant to be in aqueous solution? $\endgroup$
    – bon
    Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 20:34

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Assuming all these ions are in an aqueous solution, according to solubility rules nitrates are soluble, chlorides (with the exception of AgCl, PbCl₂, and Hg₂Cl₂) are soluble, and salts containing group 1 elements are soluble so they all remain as individual ions as nothing can come together to form an insoluble compound and precipitate out of the solution.

  • $\begingroup$ short and clear, thx! $\endgroup$ Commented Jan 9, 2016 at 20:50

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