AgNO3 + KCl = AgCl + KNO3

Balanced Chemical Equation – Solution

AgNO3 + KCl → AgCl + KNO3

Equation is already balanced.

The coefficients show the number of particles (atoms or molecules), and the indices show the number of atoms that make up the molecule. New substances are formed as a result of the rearrangement of the original atoms. As a result of a chemical reaction, atoms of chemical elements do not disappear anywhere and new ones do not appear, their number remains unchanged – this follows from the law of conservation of mass of substances.

Chemical Reaction Information

This is a precipitation reaction: AgCl is the formed precipitate.

Silver Nitrate + Potassium Chloride = Silver Chloride + Potassium Nitrate

Reaction Type

Double Displacement (Metathesis)

Substances that react are called starting materials or reactants. The substances that form as a result are called reaction products.


AgNO3 – Silver(I) nitrate, Silver nitrate

  • Other names: Silver nitrate.
  • Appearance: Colorless solid.


  • Names: Potassium chloride.
  • Appearance: White crystalline solid.


AgCl – Silver chloride

  • Other names: Cerargyrite.
  • Appearance: White Solid.

KNO3 – Potassium nitrate

  • Other names: Saltpeter.
  • Appearance: White solid.
Similar Examples of Equalizing a Chemical Reaction
KCl + AgNO3 → KNO3 + ClAg
KCl + AgNO3 → KNO3 + AgCl
KCl + AgNO3 → ClNO3 + KAg

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