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Is sodium hypochlorite solution an ionic solution - does it conduct current?

Does an aqueous solution of sodium hypochlorite conduct current?
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What is the heat of dissolution of sodium acetate trihydate?

Is the reaction endothermic since its crystallization is exothermic?
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Boiling aluminum in high-alkalinity water

This question ultimately relates to brewing beer, but more specifically to water treatment before brewing. Though I can't get a water quality report, I suspect I have high levels of bicarbonate ...
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Weighted Drilling Fluid Comparison with CaCl₂

I asked a question previously, and the answer was quite illuminating. The answer ushered me forth in a direction that finally made sense. I ended up finding this website, ...
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How to measure the enthalpy change of hydration?

I am learning about lattice enthalpies, and my text book talks about determining the lattice enthalpy from the standard enthalpy change of solution and the enthalpy change of hydration of the ions, ...
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Why don't water molecules react alongside aqueous reactions?

To explain my question I'll use an example: We all know that sodium displaces copper in a solution of its sulfate in the reaction: $$\ce{2Na (s) + CuSO4 (aq) \rightarrow Na2SO4 (aq) + Cu (s)}$$ My ...
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Methylene blue used as funguscide in cichlid reproduction - concentration measurement?

I have an aqueous solution of methylene blue. How do I determine the concentration of this solution, so I can duplicate it?
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How to convert sodium aluminate back to sodium hydroxide?

I had dissolved a bunch of aluminium foil in an aqeous solution of sodium hydroxide. The resulting solution consists mainly of sodium aluminate with very little excess sodium hydroxide. What I want to ...
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Can artificial sea water be prepared by mixing sea salt with water?

I am looking for ways to easily prepare artificial sea water. The chemical composition doesn't have to exactly match that of natural sea water. On-line I can find recipes to prepare sea water. But I ...
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What is hard and soft water and how does the process of dissolution work?

This is a very basic question about solubility, especially solution of table salt in water and solution of sugar in water. I have heard about terms like hard water, soft water, filtering of water to ...
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Why does the potential difference of a current drop, when silver nitrate is added to deionised water?

Semi-related to Why do some salt ions in solution conduct electricity better than others? After conducting more experiments, using deionised water as an analyte only, I found the potential difference ...
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Are All Solutions of Weak Acid/Bases Buffers?

I am having a difficult time understanding what makes a buffer a buffer. Buffers in my textbook are defined as a solution of a weak acid or base and their conjugate acid/base. So if I were to just ...
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Are Na and Cl ions from NaCl in water separate charged particles?

Suppose I pour some sodium chlorine into water. So, what happens is that NaCl(s) → Na+(aq) + Cl-(aq) meaning that the ionic bond between Na and Cl breaks up (correct this far?) Now, does this mean ...
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How to make 0.3% ammonia water from 28-30% ammonia hydroxide

Can someone tell me how to make 0.3% ammonia water from 28-30% Ammonia hydroxide? I am trying to make a gallon or 3.78 Liters.
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Gold salt solution?

I was wondering what salts of gold are soluble and which are insoluble. From what I understand, silver is soluble as silver nitrate but insoluble as most other common salts like chlorides and ...
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boiling point question

I have a question regarding the boiling point. If we have two different aqueous solutions, let's say one with glucose and the other with ethanol; and, Both solutions have same molarity 1M. Do they ...
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How do I make a dysprosium chloride solution from dysprosium oxide?

I know that dysprosium oxide is insoluble in water. I was told that I need to add concentrated $\ce{HCl}$ to the compound and then evaporate the $\ce{HCl}$ off. From looking at the reaction equation, ...
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Preparing CdSe electrodeposition bath

What is the best way of preparing an aqueous solution containing 5 mM $\ce{CdSO4}$, 1 mM $\ce{SeO2}$, 0.5 M $\ce{Na2SO4}$ and adjusting pH to 3 by adding 0.5 M $\ce{H2SO4}$? What is the ...
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What are the effects of adding water to a system at equilibrium?

Given the reaction $\ce{NaCl~(s) <=> Na+~(aq) + Cl^{-}~(aq)}$. $\ce{NaCl}$ is added to water and equilibrium is reached. Does the reaction shift to the left/right/not shift at all if more ...
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What is the white substance left behind after boiling down water

I was boiling down water in a stainless steel pot as an experiment the other day. When the water was completely vaporised, a white substance was left behind on the bottom of the pot. I tried rubbing ...
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concentration of magnesium chloride solution in an experiment?

I want to make a solution with 30% concentration of Magnesium Chloride and I need a total of $72~ \text{kg}$ of solution. the magnesium chloride is not pure, the composition of it is ...
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Dissociation of different compounds?

What would be the dissociation of Hydrosulfuric acid in the presence of water? I was thinking that Hydrosulfuric acid or $\ce{H2S}_{(aq)}$ would form $\ce{2 H+}$ and Sulfur ions. With this logic, I ...
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Why can't alcohols turn blue litmus red?

I came across the fact that alcohols cannot turn blue litmus red. The fact confuses me as they are acidic and acids do turn blue litmus solution red. What prevents alcohols from turning blue litmus ...
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I have 100mg of a proteinase K lyophilized powder and I need to make it to a working concentration of 25mg/mL

So I know that I need to add $4~mL$ of solution to this powder, which will give me a concentration of the enzyme at $25\frac{mg}{mL}$. What I do not understand is how to decide how much of each of ...
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Prepare 1 liter of 28% NH3(aq) solution from 1 gal of %10 NH3(aq)

I have one gallon of commercial, surfactant free, ammonium hydroxide solution that I would like to use to prepare a concentrated solution. I have two options as I see it, and I am still getting into ...
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Can there be more solvent in a solute?

Something I know that leads to this question: water dissolved in ethanol. It might sounds weird to say water as a solute. Textbooks always says that solvent is the one present in larger ...
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Should the volume of a solute be factored into the volume of a solvent when preparing a substance of a certain molarity?

Upon being asked to prepare a solution of a given molarity from a solution with high concentration I was confused whether or not I should factor in the volume taken from the high concentration ...
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Which formula is correct for calculating the heat of dissolution?

I want to calculate the energy change when a solute is dissolved in water. I know that I can achieve this by using the equation $q=mc \Delta T$. My question is does the mass ($m$) change with the ...
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Why do some substances ionize instead of dissolving in water?

My question can also be understood as what make something electrolyte or nonelectrolyte? I think this question stems mainly from my confusion with the definitions of ionizing and dissolving. ...
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Equilibrium Constant of a Salt knowing the solubility

Calculate the equilibrium constant in $\ce\\M ^ 3$ of the heterogeneous system in aqueous solution: $\ce{CaF2 \leftrightarrows Ca^{2+} + 2F-}$ Knowing that the solubility of the salt is $15.9 ...
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Why does the ionic product of water remain constant after addition of non-neutral solute?

In my textbook, it is given that the ionic product of water $K_w$ remains constant even when a non-neutral solute such as an acid is added to it. $$K_w=\ce{[H3+O][OH- ]}$$ When a strong acid is added ...
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How is tea affecting water's color?

Black tea is an amazing product of the green tea leaves. A recent study has proven that; The anion profile for the tea solution indicated that oxalate and citrate were the major anions detected. ...
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How is the dissolution of acetic acid that makes its aqueous solution a poor electrolyte?

I'm having a difficulty understanding the following quote from Wikipedia - Dissociation: Acetic acid is extremely soluble in water, but most of the compound dissolves into molecules, rendering it ...
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How can an insoluble compound be a strong electrolyte

Here's a quote from Petrruci General Chemistry (pg. 160): Silver chloride, $\ce{AgCl}$ is an insoluble ionic compound. When $\ce{AgCl}$ dissolved in water, it is 100% dissociated into ...
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Why is water a poor solvent for organic molecules?

Few organic molecules dissolve in water but why is this the case?
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Why is water “the universal” solvent?

An old question that our textbook tried to answer but worsened the situation. Many things are soluble in water. So many, that studying solutions will always require studying aqueous ones. It is true ...
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What other factors can make a compound dissolve into water?

I am doing some homework just right now, and I encountered this problem. I know that the polarity of the water molecules allows them to be a solvent for a variety of polar species or even species ...
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Why do some solid chemicals dissolve better in colder water?

I just discovered that some solid chemicals, such as $\ce{Na2SO4}$, dissolve better in cold water than hot water from here and would like to know if there is any particular reason as to why. Is it ...
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Why is hydrogen bonding more significant than any other interaction between dipoles?

Solvents can be categorized as polar and protic. I understand that to be protic there had to be a significantly polar bond involving a hydrogen atom. However, how is the a hydrogen bond different in ...
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Does Iron (III) Sulfate react with copper?

As my understanding, there should be an oxidation-reduction reaction: $$ \ce{2Fe^{3+} + Cu \rightarrow 2Fe^{2+} + Cu^{2+}} $$ However, I always see the process using $\ce{FeCl_3}$ to etch ...
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Where does the energy in the exothermic reaction of CaCl2 with water come from?

Today I created $1~\mathrm{M}$ aqueous solution of $\ce{CaCl2}$ and realized that the water before the mixture had a temperature of 23.4 Celsius degrees. Then I added the $\ce{CaCl2}$ and the ...
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Best x-ray doppant?

An X-ray computed tomography scanner has been used in an attempt to look at the pore space of a limestone rock sample (a carbonate, $\ce{CaCO3}$) saturated with a 12 wt% Sodium Iodide ($\ce{NaI}$) ...
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How to predict the solubility of an organic compound in different kinds of solvents? [duplicate]

How is it possible to know whether a particular solvent will dissolve in a particular kind of solvent, i.e. organic, polar, protic...? Are there any indicators to look for in molecules or elements ...
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Preparation of iodine solution

How to prepare $\mathrm{0.1M}$ $\ce{I_2}$ solution. I have found in books that it should be prepared in $\ce{KI}$ solution but none of them explains why? Please explain in detail not just the ...
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Aqueous Chemistry: Ranking Ion Concentration

I am trying to rank the concentration of $\ce{PO4^3-}$, $\ce{NO3^-}$, and $\ce{Na+}$ that remain in a reaction. The reaction occurs when 100mL of 1.0M $\ce{Na3PO4}$ solution is mixed with 100mL of ...
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What happens when oxidizing Ni(OH)2 with a strong base?

In an aqueous solution, Nickel oxyhydroxide is oxidised with a 1:1 ratio of aqueous Sodium hydroxide. My goal is to produce Nickel oxyhydroxide ($\ce{NiOOH}$). Strong Base: $\ce{NaOH + H2O ...
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chlorine formed in hydrochloric acid

Is it plausible that free chlorine could be formed in concentrated hydrochloric acid. The background to this is that I have bought some 30% HCl to remove calcium carbonate scale from a reverse ...
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What causes Starch's lump creation when solvent (butter/water/oil) is added and how to prevent them

When liquid(water/butter) is added to starch lumps of starch are formed. Which are completely dry from inside. Adding more solvent doesn't seem to help therefore it is not a case of saturated ...
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density of potassium bromide

I'd like to know the density and viscosity of aqueous KBr at varying concentrations and at varying temperatures. I was able to find this data at 20 degrees C in the CRC Handbook for Chemistry and ...
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Will I get bromine by electrolysis of the brine from the Dead Sea?

I know that electrolysis of a saturated solution of sodium chloride with an inert anode (eg., graphite) is a handy way to obtain pure chlorine. I have a sample of saturated salt solution from the Dead ...