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What is the precipitate of aqueous copper (II) and polysulfides?

So if you heat up a piece of sodium engulfed in a large excess of sulfur, what you would get (from what I've read) is sodium polysulfide $\ce{NaS_n}$. But how large can $n$ get? If you left sodium ...
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If caffeine is an alkaloid, why is coffee acidic?

I have just put together on my mind these two facts: caffeine is an alkaloid and brewed coffee is slightly acidic (pH = 5). My Biology teacher and my Chemistry teacher could not elaborate satisfying ...
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How does one dilute sulphuric acid (1.28sg@25ºc 460g/L) to 3 M Sulphuric Acid?

Thanks for looking. The extent of my research around the issue so far. SA sg table but wrong temp 60f not 77f/25c http://www.sschemical.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Conversion_Table.pdf From ...
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Are Hansen solubility parameters available for inorganic salts or ionic molecules?

Are Hansen solubility parameters available for inorganic salts or ionic molecules (e.g. potassium oleate, potassium stearate, sodium dioctyl sulfosuccinate (AOT), sodium dodecyl benzol sulfonate (SDBS)...
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Are aqueous (aq) elements involved in equilibrium?

The reaction was something like this: A (s) + B (l) yields to C (aq) + D (aq) The question asked: If you added another D, which way would the equilibrium shift to? I answered that it would have no ...
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Can o-phenanthroline be used as a complexing agent for lead(II)?

I’ve been trying to find a method to perform a spectrophotometric analysis to determine lead concentration (on the ppm level). This would require some chelator capable of forming a coloured complex ...
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Formation constant of Eriochrome Black T Complexed with Pb (II) [closed]

What is Eriochrome black t’s formation constant when complexed with Pb (II)? If Eriochrome was placed in solution with a metal ion complexed to NH3, would Eriochrome likely replace NH3 via ligand ...
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Chemicals that form coloured complexes with Pb2+

I’m currently conducting a photo-spectrometric analysis of lead concentration in water and was looking into using Eriochrome Black t as an indicator for Pb2+ (due to the complex forming a reddish ...
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Seeing solubility in various cases

[![enter image description here][1]][1] Question is in the image 'match' each option having multiple answers. I have invested a considerable time over this but couldn't solve it. Anyone explaining how ...
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How does sodium carbonate raise pH?

Sodium carbonate is used in pools to raise pH. From my understanding, it would dissociate in water like so: $$\ce{Na2CO3 <=> 2 Na+ + CO3^2-}$$ To raise pH, doesn't it have to absorb hydrogen ...
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How can I measure the amount of quinine in a home-made tonic water?

I'm into mixology, and lately I've been looking into experimenting with home-made tonic water, by extracting quinine (quinine salts) from cinchona barks in an acidic aqueous solution. I've read a bit ...
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Solution for Electroplating Selenium?

I need to electroplate selenium onto a conductive metal (for an experiment). The end goal is a thin film of pure, elemental selenium. Unfortunately I can't find anything on the internet: Ideally, I'd ...
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Is it possible to measure light absorbance for analysis of lead concentration without photospectrophotmeter

I’m designing an experiment which requires I measure final and initial lead concentrations for the determination of aqueous lead uptake by different mediums. Because lead concentrations would be ...
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What is the lattice enthalpy of zinc chloride?

I am trying to find a literature value for the enthalpy of solution of zinc chloride to compare with my experimental value but I can't seem to find it. So I'm trying to use the formula: enthalpy of ...
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How concentrated does the analyte solution need to be in order to perform a (chelatometric) titration

I’m currently investigating a method to chemically pretreat cellulosic waste as bisorbents for enhanced uptake of lead in water. I intend to measure the initial and final concentration of water to ...
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aqueous solution recipe calculations: Using oxy-bleach as surface sanitizer [NOT A PERSONAL HEALTH QUESTION] [closed]

NOTE: Please do not delete this question. It is not a personal health question. The question has broad utility, in cases where others find themselves in social-distancing or quarantine with need for ...
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What is the solution and the solvent in 80% solution of ethanol in water?

I was wondering whether the solvent is water or ethanol, I think it must be ethanol because it is present in larger quantity; however, on the other hand water is the universal solvent so shouldn't it ...
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Molality of the solution prepared from a hydrated salt [closed]

A solution is made up by dissolving $\pu{13.8 g}$ $\ce{Na2CO3 · 10 H2O}$ in $\pu{103.5 g}$ of water. What is the molality of $\ce{Na2CO3}$ in this solution? I can't solve it. I tried converting to ...
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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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Mixing cobalt(III) hydroxide and thallium(III) hydroxide

A simple question on solutions is driving me crazy. At this point, I think the textbook's wrong. Here's the question: A saturated solution of cobalt(III) hydroxide $(K_\mathrm{sp} = \pu{1.6e-44})$ ...
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Mechanistic explanation of salt lowering temperature of ice slush

As we all know, adding salt to ice water lowers its temperature. I've read plenty of system-level accounts of energy balances, enthalpies, vapor pressures, phase equilibria and freezing points—I ...
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Distillation of aniline/water mixture

I read from a source that aniline and water can be separated by steam distillation. But isn't this senseless as steam distillation will simply add more water and make separation more difficult?
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Indicators of Cu(I) or Cu(II)

We performed an experiment in class where we placed a piece of copper wire in a solution of silver nitrate, we were tasked with predicted the mass of copper that should react and the mass of silver ...
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Hydrochloric acid substitute in an Iron-gall ink solution

Recently I started experimenting with making my own ink to be used in fountain pens. I was wondering if hydrochloric acid in an iron-gall ink is used to prevent sediment ONLY by lowering the pH of ...
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Decrease in temperature of an aqueous salt solution decreases conductivity

Why does the conductivity of a water solution drop as the temperature decreases? How are these two related?
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What is the minimum pressure for existence of a liquid solution? [closed]

The minimum pressure for the existence of liquid solution is? $0.6\;\mathrm{atm}$ $0.8\;\mathrm{atm}$ $0.77\;\mathrm{atm}$ $0.9\;\mathrm{atm}$ Although this seems to be an ...
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Why is water ignored in the ionic equilibrium of HF?

While trying to understand the solution of a problem given in my textbook, I realized I'm having some difficulty with the solution. The problem is as follows: The ionization constant of $\ce{HF}$ ...
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Does PEO particle size decrease when dissolved in water?

I am looking to make metallic ink for inkjet printing and using PEO 1 wt% (MW ~600,000) as a binder. The print head I am hoping to use has a nozzle diameter of 80 microns. The metal powder dispersed ...
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Liquid fertilizer nutrient values - % weight by weight or % weight by volume?

I was convinced that liquid fertilizer labeling use the % weight by volume convention. However now I bought a magnesium-sulfur based additive. The label clearly uses % weight by weight. Weight by ...
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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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Best way to dissolve/emulsify beeswax and carnauba wax in water-based solution

What I can use to dissolve beeswax and carnauba wax and keep it in an aqueous solution? I do not want to use ethanol or acetone as they are too harsh. I am adding about $\pu{5\%}$ wax to a $\pu{16oz}$...
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How to dissolve salicylic acid into a solution with humic acid [closed]

I'm not a chemist but I am trying to make a product to be used as a foliar spray on turfgrass for my own use. The product I'm trying to make is: 12% Humic acid ($\mathrm{pH =}$ 3.5-4.0) 2% Fulvic ...
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How much of Sodium dichloro-s-triazinetrione dihydrate should I use to replace bleach? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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