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How much of Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate should i use?

I am trying to determine how much Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate powder I should add to water to create a dilution that can be injected into my water supply to react with the Hydrogen ...
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pKa calculation problem

a known amount of pure acid is dissolved in a known amount of amphoteric solvent. Given that the volume of the titrant base needed from the starting point of color change to the end point is known, ...
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How can I tell how these compounds will react in an aqueous solution? (basic, acidic or neutral)

I have the answers, I just don't understand how I'm able to identify how they'll react in a given solution (acidic, basic or neutral).. is there a clear giveaway in these type of problems? 2) Acid 3)...
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Finding Ka of a monoprotic weak acid from pH and concentration of added sodium salt

A solution of $\pu{0.36 M}$ of the sodium salt of a generic monoprotic weak acid $\ce{HA}$ has a $\mathrm{pH}$ value of $8.782.$ $K_\mathrm{a} = ?$ Why doesn't the following formula work in this ...
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What causes the differences in price in home testing kits for lead in water? [closed]

The price differences between home testing kits to test tap-water for lead are huge. 20 dollar will either buy 1 test kit or 100 test strips. Both are intended to test drinking-water safety. What ...
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Accurate method to calculate the pH of a salt from a weak acid and weak base

Can someone help me with this? The problem is as follows: Find the $\mathrm{pH}$ of $\pu{1M}$ solution of $\ce{NH4CN}$. Their respective hydrolysis constants are: $K_h = 5.6\times 10^{-10}$ ...
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Tap water pH adjustment using citric acid

I've lowered tap water pH from 7 to 6 using citric acid. After couple of hours pH raised again to 7. What is the reason for this raise? Citric acid overcomes waters buffering feature then raise the $...
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Solubility of Calcium Acetate [closed]

I am trying to dissolve 30 gram of Calcium Acetate (Hydrate) in 100 ml of distilled water. The calcium acetate is not going into solution. I am wondering if this is an issue with the distilled water....
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Why did they ‘split’ this H2+ ion in the ionic equation?

I am asked this chemistry question in my textbook: Write an ionic equation for this reaction: $$\ce{Mg(s) + H2SO4(aq) -> MgSO4(aq) + H2(g)}$$ This is my thought process and answer: $\require{...
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What might serve as an initial starting photocatalyst for this large water-splitting solar simulator?

Question: What might serve as an initial starting photocatalyst for this large water-splitting solar simulator? Surely there must have been some planned experiments! The Gizmodo article Insane Light ...
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Why does Devarda's alloy include copper?

Devarda's alloy is used in the detection of nitrates. However, judging by the reaction equation, only aluminium plays the role of reducer: $$\ce{3NaNO3 + 8Al + 5NaOH + 18H2O -> 8Na[Al(OH)4] + 3NH3(...
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Solution Question

This is the question. Part a is easy. But I am confused about parts b and c. According to the answer key below, in order to calculate ppm you need to find the molecules of NH3 and molecules of air. I ...
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Can ionic compounds dissolved in organic solvent conduct electricity?

Ionic compounds dissolved in water, as an aqueous solution, can conduct electricity. Can they conduct electricity if they are dissolved in organic solvent?
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What exactly is going on in this reaction: sodium bicarbonate (supersaturated aqueous), isopropyl alcohol, and acetic acid (vinegar)?

I had observed this reaction by playing around with vinegar and baking soda and do not completely understand it. Everyone knows that baking soda and vinegar goes crazy and starts creating carbonic ...
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Can Methylene Blue Detect Spoilage in Food?

Initially, there is already a product which is a sensor based on Methylene Blue, which can detect changes in oxygen levels in a packaging. However, as our thesis project, we decided to take on this ...
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How to find the molar concentration of two compounds mixed together in a buffer solution having the Kb and its Ph [duplicate]

Calculate how many milliliters of a $\pu{8.00 \times 10^{−1} M}$ solution of $\ce{NH3}$ and how many milliliters of a $\pu{7.80 \times 10^{−1} M}$ solution of $\ce{NH4Cl}$ are needed to get to a liter ...
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Electrochemistry conditions for voltage to increase in a galvanic cell

I understand that increasing the concentration of reactants in a galvanic cell generally causes the voltage of the cell to increase. But is that really the case always? Consider a standard cell of ...
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Is the solution isotonic, hypertonic, or hypotonic?

The problem is shown below. I don't understand how can the tonicity of a solution be determined if the solution has multiple solutes dissolved in it. Do I take the total sum of the mass of solutes ...
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Elevation in boiling point of water [closed]

$\pu{1060 g}$ of urea aqueous solution is subjected to heating. It starts boiling at $\pu{100.53 °C}.$ It is heated up to $\pu{102.12 °C}.$ Find amount of water vapourised in grams. (Pure water ...
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Up to which dilution can one assume that 1 mg/l = 1 ppm?

For aqueous solutions it is often assumed that 1 milligram per liter equals 1 ppm. Are there any guidelines up to which concentration this shortcut is admissible? Are there any formulas which ...
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Lithium oxide is a base, but lithium alone is not. Why? [closed]

When lithium oxide reacts with water, it is said to be a base: $$\ce{Li2O + H2O -> 2 LiOH + H2}$$ When lithium metal reacts with water, it is not considered a base: $$\ce{2 Li + 2 H2O -> 2 ...
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Calculating equilibrium concentrations of silver and halide ions

$\pu{500 ml}$ of $\pu{0.01 M}$ $\ce{AgNO3}$ is mixed with $\pu{500 ml}$ of solution containing $\pu{0.1 M}$ $\ce{NaCl}$ and $\pu{0.1 M}$ $\ce{NaBr}$. $K_\mathrm{sp}$ of $\ce{AgCl}$ is $10^{-10}$ and $...
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How can iodine oxidise hydrogen peroxide?

The following is mentioned in NCERT (government textbook in India used in all schools) under chemical properties of $\ce{H2O2}:$ (iv) Reducing action in basic medium $$\ce{I2 + H2O2 + 2 OH- -&...
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Competing half reactions in electrolysis of aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide

If you run a direct current using pure nickel electrodes through a solution of NaOH in distilled water, you will separate the water into hydrogen and oxygen. Are there any other reactions that could ...
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Why is maximum buffer capacity for some diprotic buffers not when pH = pKa?

According to Rajkovic et al. [1]: $$β = \frac{[\ce{H+}]}{K_\mathrm{w}} + 2.303\cdot\frac{[\ce{H+}]\cdot K_\mathrm{a}\cdot c}{[\ce{H+}] + K_\mathrm{a}}$$ where $K_\mathrm{a}$ is the ...
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Can you create pure sodium metal by electrolysis of aqueous NaCl rather than molten NaCl?

I was researching how to make pure sodium from salt because I think it would be interesting to do. In all of the articles I read that talked about using $\ce{NaCl}$ they said to melt it and then use ...
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pH of amphoteric species

For a solution of $\ce{HA-}$, I have seen the following approximations for the $\mathrm{pH}:$ $$\mathrm{pH} = \frac{1}{2}(\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a1} + \mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a2})\tag{1}$$ $$\mathrm{pH} = \...
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Acidic nature of boric acid when its concentration high

Following statement was given for boric acid $(\ce{H3BO3}):$ At low concentrations $(\leq\pu{0.02 M})$ essentially $\ce{B(OH)3}$ and $\ce{B(OH)4-}$ are present, but at higher concentration the ...
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How would I separate a solution of sodium iodide and water in order to obtain the sodium [closed]

I am an amateur in this field of science and I am trying to separate a solution of Sodium Iodide and water. How would I separate the solution so I can obtain sodium?
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Stability of cuprous iodide in aqueous solution

An aqueous solution of $\ce{Cu+}$ is usually unstable, but $\ce{CuI}$ is stable. Explain. $E^\circ(\ce{Cu^2+/Cu+}) = \pu{0.153 V}$ and $E^\circ(\ce{Cu+/Cu}) = \pu{0.521 V}.$ I found this question ...
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Finding the concentration of each ion in saturated solution of lead(II) hydroxide

Question If the solubility of $\ce{Pb(OH)2}$ is $\pu{0.155 g/L},$ then the concentration of each ion in a saturated solution of $\ce{Pb(OH)2}$ is A. $[\ce{Pb^2+}] = \pu{0.155 g/L}$ and $[\ce{...
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Calculating pH of rain water

The concentration of $\ce{SO2}$ in the atmosphere over a city on a certain day is $\pu{10 ppm}$. Given that solubility of $\ce{SO2}$ in water is $\pu{1.3653 mol L-1}$ and $\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}$ of $\...
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Use of Concentration for pH

When we find the pH of a solution, do we use normality or molarity? My teacher said that if the compound is present by itself, we can use normality but in all other cases we should use molarity. Can ...
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Produce CuCl2 from CuSO4

I have a large amount of copper sulfate available and I am interested in obtaining copper chloride from it. What is the easiest way to do so? I have considered mixing an aqueous solution of copper ...
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Does the salinity in seawater affect the process of alkaline hydrolysis?

I am an architecture student doing a project on crematorium spaces. I am looking at resomation or alkaline hydrolysis as an alternative method of disposition of a body. From what I gather from ...
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Is chromate a suitable indicator for the titration of Ag⁺ with Cl⁻?

To titrate $\ce{Cl-}$ with $\ce{Ag+}$ we use chromate $\ce{CrO4^2-}$ as an indicator. The titration reaction is: $$\ce{Ag+ + Cl- <=> AgCl}\tag{R1}$$ $$K_1 = \frac{1}{K_\mathrm{sp}(\ce{AgCl})} =...
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Taking volume contraction into account when mixing water with ethanol

To calculate the amount of purified water and the amount of ethanol (96% Vol.) which is needed for a desired/variable amount of a mixture - given a desired/variable percentage of ethanol - I use the ...
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What actually happens when citric acid is added to a highly alkaline soap solution?

A few days ago I made an experiment. I diluted a few small chunks of bar soap with 20 ml of water. I then measured the ph of the solution which was around 10. I then added a tiny amount of citric acid....
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What formula allows adjusting balance of (Ethyl Alcohol / Water / Caffeine powder) to know concentration for the Caffeine solution?

I am experimenting with different levels of concentrated caffeine solution. The solution has a small percentage of ethyl alcohol, in the $\ce{H2O}$. Problems encountered too much ethyl alcohol ...
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Hydrolysis of sodium carbonate [closed]

This is the equation given by my textbook for hydrolysis of sodium carbonate: $$\ce{Na2CO3 + 2 H2O -> H2CO3 + 2 Na+ + 2 OH-}$$ and it mentions that sodium ion $(\ce{Na+})$ does not tend to ...
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Why does silver (I) have a larger lattice enthalpy and hydration enthalpy than sodium?

The ionic radius of the $\ce{Ag^+}$ ion is $129$ pm, and that of the $\ce{Na^+}$ ion is $116$ pm. Since the sodium ion is smaller than the silver ion, it makes sense that it has a stronger polarizing ...
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Why is CO2 more likely to dissolve in a basic solution than an acidic solution? [closed]

I'm having trouble thinking through this problem. I know that when $\ce{CO2}$ dissolves in water it can release $\ce{HCO3-}$ and $\ce{H+}$ and cause a drop in pH. But can I use this to justify why $\...
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Is an aqueous solution of calcium chloride hygroscopic?

Calcium chloride is deliquescent, it is hygroscopic, so much so that it dissolves in the water it has attracted by hygroscopy. Sulfuric acid is hygroscopic, even if not anhydrous. So a solution ...
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Gibbs energy derivative vs equilibrium for aqueous reaction

I am trying to find the Gibbs-energy equilibrium for the reaction $$\mathrm{A}+\mathrm{B}\rightleftharpoons\mathrm{C}.$$ According to most sources the equilibrium concentrations in an ideal solution ...
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Stable physiological buffer to make NAD+ solution

I was wondering what would be the most stable physiological buffer for nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+), for potential storage as frozen aliquots - 6 months stability or around there would be ...
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How to calculate the temperature change when CaCl2, NaCl, and water added together at an initial temperature of 298 K?

My question: How to calculate the temperature change when adding $\pu{0.1 kg}$ of $\ce{CaCl2}$ and $\pu{0.1 kg}$ of $\ce{NaCl}$ to $\pu{1 kg}$ water with an initial temperature of $\pu{298 K}$? I ...
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Is contribution to pH by an acid or base always greater than salt hydrolysis?

I was solving a titration question and the reaction I came to was this: $$ \begin{array}{lcccc} \ce{&BOH(aq) &+ &HCl(aq) -> &BC(aq) &+ &H2O(l) }\\ \text{Initial} & x &...
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Solution of very small particles with neutral buoyancy and distinguishable to the naked eye [closed]

I'm trying to study the Tea leaf paradox, and asked a question about it on physics.stackexchange.com. To get further on the problem, I want to make a solution of very small objects in water that are ...
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Would sodium explode in salt water?

I’ve seen the video etc of sodium being put into freshwater and the reaction of flames/small explosion but I wonder if the same reaction would occur if conducted in salt water such as the ocean.
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Does the concentration affect the voltage in electrochemistry?

For my electrochemistry lab I'm using $\pu{10 mL}$ of $\ce{ZnSO4}$ and $\pu{10 mL}$ of $\ce{CuSO4}$ solutions connected with a salt bridge. I connect $\ce{Zn}$ metal and $\ce{Cu}$ metal to a voltmeter ...