Precipitate

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Shivam Patel
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Precipitate

Postby Shivam Patel » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:03 pm

What is a precipitate in a chemical equilibrium problem and what significance does it have?

Carlos Ramirez 3D
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Re: Precipitate

Postby Carlos Ramirez 3D » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:10 pm

A precipitate is an insoluble solution. It's a result from a chemical reaction.

Andrew Kolodziej 1C
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Re: Precipitate

Postby Andrew Kolodziej 1C » Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:35 pm

A precipitate is just a solid that does not dissolve in an aqueous solution as a product. A primary example is AgCl, a white solid that will appear on the bottom of the beaker after a reaction has completed. With a precipitate, its ions cannot dissociate and a solid remains.

Isa AbdulCader 3K
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Re: Precipitate

Postby Isa AbdulCader 3K » Mon Nov 09, 2015 12:33 pm

A precipitate usually forms when a molecule that can dissolve in water is present, and when the solution is saturated (it hits the maximum amount of dissolved solute), then the rest of the molecule that is added remains as a solid. This can also occur after a reaction and a non-soluble molecule is created.


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