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Postby Katherine Fitzgerald 1A » Sun Jul 28, 2019 10:52 am

If a formula as (am) written after each compound, indicating the solution is ammonia based, is there any impact on how we solve the problem (vs that solution simply being aqueous)? If so, what are the differences?

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Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 28, 2019 7:17 pm

In this case for 6A9d, it does not affect, as the ammonia is just the solvent. The key here is to just see the proton transfer from NH4+ making it the acid to NH2- making it the base. If it helps visualize the reaction, this reaction is the similar to H3O+ + OH- ----> H20.

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Postby jlinwashington1B » Sun Jul 28, 2019 9:34 pm

What is a solvent

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Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Jul 28, 2019 11:08 pm

A solvent is the substance that the other molecules (the solutes) are dissolved in. Chemical reactions commonly occur between compounds dissolved in a solvent. Water for example is a commonly used solvent, so common that we gave substances dissolved in water their own unique chemical state: aqueous (meaning dissolved in water)


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