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Aqueous compounds

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:19 am
by Emma Scholes 1L
How can you tell if a compound is aqueous?

Re: Aqueous compounds

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:29 am
by Jonas Talandis
Biological Compounds are always assumed to be aqueous. Otherwise it should be given in a formula or reaction equation. You should be able to tell by the information given to you by the equation. You can't tell the state of a compound based on the compound alone, it only becomes known to be aqueous if it is in an aqueous (water) environment.

Re: Aqueous compounds

Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:31 am
by Jerome Mercado 2J
If the compound is a solvent in water then it is considered to be aqueous.


E.g.
NaOH(aq) + HCl(aq) <==> Na(aq) + Cl(aq) + H2O(l)

When a compound is hydrophilic, the compound is then aqueous. Otherwise it is hydrophobic and may form a precipitate.

Re: Aqueous compounds

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 4:28 pm
by KDang_1D
For now, I believe that it's safe to assume that, if not otherwise stated, all compound products will be aqueous, unless it's something obvious like carbon dioxide gas. Also, if one product is a precipitate, I think the other must be aqueous.

Re: Aqueous compounds

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:59 pm
by Donavin Collins 1F
Does a compound being aqueous, or any other physical state, affect the process of balancing a chemical reaction? Or is it just a detail that doesn't affect the problem?

Re: Aqueous compounds

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2019 6:04 pm
by WesleyWu_1C
I know that ionic compounds are always aqueous in water because the ions will always dissociate.

To answer your question, Donavin Collins, a compound being aqueous or any other physical state will not affect the process of balancing a chemical reaction.