predict solubility

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predict solubility

Postby inlovewithchemistry » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:29 pm

How can we use equilibrium constants to predict solubility?

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Re: predict solubility

Postby MaanasO 1A » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:21 am

I don't think you actually can use the equilibrium constant to predict solubility. They are related but they don't depend on each other I think.

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Re: predict solubility

Postby Manu Vohra 1L » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:20 pm

The higher the constant Ksp, the greater the solubility. Think about this conceptually. Something that has a high Ksp favors the products so it must be very soluble or dissolvable...

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