Aqueous, solid, gas

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LeAirraBullingor2k
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Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby LeAirraBullingor2k » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:37 pm

How do you figure out if bonded elements are aqueous, solid or gas? People seem to know very quickly so I'm wondering if there's an easy way to know.

DesireBrown1J
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby DesireBrown1J » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:51 pm

The periodic table is color coded and it will indicate whether an element is a liquid, solid, or gas. I am not sure how to figure out if it is aqueous.

katrinawong3d
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby katrinawong3d » Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 pm

It depends on the context of the problem.

Alfred Barrion 2H
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Alfred Barrion 2H » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:01 pm

You can usually tell if something is solid or gas by looking through the problem you are doing (it is normally given) and it is usually marked on the periodic table. You can determine if a solution is aqueous if you see that it is being dissolved in water or if ions/precipitates are involved in a problem.

lasarro
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby lasarro » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:04 pm

In most problems that we have seen so far it usually mentions what state the compound/ molecule/ element is in, so I wouldn't worry about it for now for his upcoming exam.

Hussain Chharawalla 1G
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Hussain Chharawalla 1G » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:11 pm

Remember, an aqueous solution is formed when an ionic compound such as NaCl dissociates. It is represented by (aq) because it's technically a solid but in water dissociates

Siddiq 1E
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Siddiq 1E » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:12 pm

I have the same question. Is there ever an occurrence where we have to find out the state of a compound ourselves? in that case, would it be as simple as if a compound dissolves in water or remains solid?

chari_maya 3B
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby chari_maya 3B » Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:20 pm

Why does knowing whether the element/compound is Aqueous/solid/gas matter when writing out the balanced chemical equation?

Jorge Ramirez_4H
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Jorge Ramirez_4H » Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:20 am

Do problems in this class usually make this obvious or given inside the problem? How do we know if a solution is aqueous or not?

Elizabeth Harty 1A
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Elizabeth Harty 1A » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:19 am

What is the difference between being aqueous and liquid?

Elizabeth Harty 1A
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Elizabeth Harty 1A » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:21 am

What is the difference between being aqueous and liquid?

Matt F
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Re: Aqueous, solid, gas

Postby Matt F » Fri Oct 04, 2019 10:28 am

From my understanding, aqueous refers to an element/molecule dissolved in a solvent, typically water. The molecule is a solid, but it is dissolved in the solvent so it's referred to as aqueous. Liquid, on the other hand, is a "pure" form of the substance, meaning that it isn't dissolved in any solvent, rather it's in the liquid state. An example of this would be mercury or H20.


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