Spectator ions

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Shreya Patel- 2D
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Spectator ions

Postby Shreya Patel- 2D » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:53 pm

What are some common spectator ions? I know Na+ and Cl- are two examples but what other ions are spectators?

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Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C
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Re: Spectator ions

Postby Ayesha Aslam-Mir 3C » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:24 pm

You can think of the results of dissolving strong acids in bases. Since strong acids and bases dissociate entirely, their resulting ions in solution wouldn't influence the pH since they won't re-bind to the original OH or H. Other examples could be Br- (from HBr) or K+ (from KOH).

Mahika More 1H
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Re: Spectator ions

Postby Mahika More 1H » Sat Dec 12, 2020 8:31 pm

There are quite a few so I just remember them as the conjugates of strong acids and bases!


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