Chemistry Annex

Reaction Database

Here are some example equations for various cations. These are handy for qualitative analysis labs. The reactions tables were prepared for a laboratory exercise, as such all precipitating reactions were subjected to a nitric acid test. The results of those tests are included.

The reactions are grouped by cation and can be accessed via the navigation menu to the left.

The following sources were used in the the composition of these reaction charts:

Chemistry: Inorganic Qualitative Analysis in the Laboratory. Metz, C., Castellion, Mary E. 1989.
Identification of Materials via Physical Properties Chemical Tests, and Microscopy, Benedetti-Pichler, A. A., Queens College of the University of the City of New York. 1964.
The Elements of Qualitative Analysis. Noyes, A. A. Sixth Edition. University of Illinois Department of Chemistry. Henry Holt and Company. 1911.
Qualitative Analysis: A Manual for the Use of Students of Chemistry in Schools and Colleges. Dennis, L. M., Cornell University. Ginn & Company, Boston, United States. 1902.