When silver nitrate reacts with hydrochloric acid what type of reaction takes place?
When silver nitrate (AgNO3(aq)) reacts with hydrochloric acid (HCl(aq)), a chemical reaction takes place:
AgNO3(aq) + HCl(aq) ---> AgCl(s) + HNO3(aq)
This is specifically called a double replacement
reaction. Silver nitrate and hydrochloric acid react to create
silver chloride and nitric acid.
A precipitation reaction (double displacement reaction):
AgNO3 + HCl = AgCl + HNO3