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Is NaCl in water considered “solution” despite of NaCl's having some precipitation?

Is $\ce{NaCl}$ in water aqueous? For a certain amount of $\ce{NaCl}$, it can dissolve in water but if you add more $\ce{NaCl}$ it can't dissolve any more. So, if in a certain reaction $\ce{NaCl}$ is ...
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difference between solving and dissolving something

What is the difference between the terms 'solve' and 'dissolve'? Up until now I have used the two terms interchangeably, not having any sound scientific definitions for each. I have thought them both ...
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Hydration number: Carbonic acid in water

Carbonic acid ($\ce{H2CO3}$) is known to be soluble in water, and that this particular compound is unstable, so much so that according to the 2014 article from Berkeley Lab: New Insights on Carbonic ...
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Relation Between Degree of Hydration and Electropositivity

Why are salts of strongly electropositive elements less heavily hydrated in aqueous solution than the those of less electropositive elements? Shouldn't it be the other way round as the salts of ...
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Why is lithium bromide used in absorption refrigerators?

Lithium bromide refrigerator Why is lithium bromide used in absorption refrigerators? It is more expensive than sodium chloride. The wikipedia article on lithium bromide says it is extremely ...
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Why there is no change in water level when salt is added?

Let us say we have one glass of water and after that when we add one or two spoon of salt then we notice that salt dissolves in it but when we measure the water level we found that there is no ...
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Are aqueous solutions of oxidizing agents safe? [closed]

In the "reducing agent" article in Wikipedia it says Good reducing agents are reagents that deliver $\ce{H2}$. Wouldn't that make water unsafe to dissolve oxidizing agents?
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About pH of an aqueous solution of SO2

Probably we can have an aqueous solution of $\ce{SO2}$ by dissolving it in water, because we would have an equilibrium between $\ce{SO2(g)}$ and $\ce{SO2(aq)}$: $$\ce{SO2(g) <=> SO2(aq)}$$ How ...
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Are all NO3- salts soluble in water? If so, why?

All the examples of $\ce{NO3-}$ salts are soluble in water (all that I know about). Is it always so or there is some salt which doesn't dissolve in water? If so what is the reason behind it?
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How to calculate the final concentration of calcium ions from known starting masses of carbonate and calcium ions? [closed]

If $\pu{50.0 mg}$ of $\ce{CO3^2-}$ and $\pu{50.0 mg}$ of $\ce{Ca^2+}$ are present in one liter of water, what will be the final (equilibrium) concentration of $\ce{Ca^2+}$ expressed in moles per ...
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CuCl2 dissolved in water

We dissolve $10\ \mathrm{g}$ of $\ce{CuCl2}$ in $0.1\ \mathrm{L}$ of water. Given that: $M(\ce{Cl})=35.5\ \mathrm{g/mol}$ $M(\ce{Cu})=63.5\ \mathrm{g/mol}$ How can one calculate the molar ...
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AgI and AgCl reduction potentials

The reduction potential for $\ce{AgI}$ is $-0.15\ \mathrm{V}$ and for $\ce{AgCl}$ it’s $0.22\ \mathrm{V}$. As $nFE =-\Delta{G} = T\Delta{S} - \Delta{H}$ this must imply that $\ce{AgI}$ is a stronger ...
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Which sodium citrate is used in silver nanoparticles production?

In my studies, I have a group project to realise: to make some $\ce{Ag}$ nanoparticles using Turkevich method (boiling $\ce{AgNO3}$ with sodium citrate in water). In most of articles authors write ...
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Light scattering in sulfur colloids

Recently I did a reaction in the lab (the reaction itself is not important) whose product was colloidal sulfur. As I watched the sulfur particles form I noticed something strange: At first the sulfur ...
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The Health Effects of Alkaline Ionized Water?

I came across alkaline ionized water as my aunts bought a system called Kangen Water from Enagic Inc. The water produced by this system is claimed to contain smaller water clusters (4-6 molecules) ...
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Explain why these ions are more strongly hydrated in an aqueous solution?

Note-I've already answered this question. All I want to know is if my reasoning is correct. Case 1: Rb+ Na+ ----This ion is more strongly favored Case 2: Mg2+ ----This ion is more strongly ...
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Water exchange at Al (III)

Why is the rate of water exchange at Al(III) centres so slow ? According to this medical book (p.5) it is $10^{5}$ times faster at Mg(II).
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Water reacts or doesn't react?

I know that when you have $\ce{HCl}$, $\ce{H2O}$, and $\ce{NaOH}$ that you produce $\ce{H2O}$ and $\ce{NaCl}$. However some people say water does react and so would think that this 2 step reaction is ...
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Measuring Colloidal copper PPM & how to ignore the salt PPM in soluton

I made some colloidal copper with 9V battery. To make this water I had to add small amount of salt. However, the salt itself shows up in PPM count of my PPM reader. So how can I discount the salt PPM ...
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Purification of water with ferric chloride

Ferric chloride ($\ce{FeCl3}$) is a chemical used in water treatment. If ferric chloride is added to a water sample containing calcium bicarbonate, would the $\mathrm{pH}$ of the solution decrease or ...
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Identifying MgCl2 or CaCl2 in solution

I have an aqueous solution of either $\ce{MgCl2}$ or $\ce{CaCl2}$ in solution with $\ce{K2SO4}$. There is a white precipitate that forms on the bottom that does not dissolve when $\ce{HCl}$ is added (...
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Reaction of sulfate ion in copper sulfate electrolysis

I am planning to try copper plating a piece of metal by performing electrolysis on an aqueous solution of copper sulfate. I plan run an electrical current with the metal I want to plate as the cathode ...
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Hybridization of Na in [Na(H2O)6]+

In the complex ion $\ce{[Na(H2O)6]+}$, the sodium cation forms 6 coordinate bonds with water ligands. Typically this octahedral form is associated with $\mathrm{sp^3d^2}$ hybridization as far as I ...
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Differentiation between zinc, aluminium, and magnesium ions in solution

If I have three aqueous ionic solutions in which I know that the cation is $\ce{Al^3+}$, $\ce{Mg^2+}$, or $\ce{Zn^2+}$, how do I find out which is which? I was thinking to add $\ce{OH-}$ in the form ...
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How to dissolve composite In2O3 with SnO2 without affecting stainless steel?

I found this article, but it was not helpful. The $\ce{In2O3}$ is probably amorphous. $\ce{HNO3}$ and $\ce{HCl}$ do not work. Any ideas?
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finding cation of unknown salt in solution from precipitate

I should probably add that I was originally given an unknown solid mixture of 2 salts. I separated the insoluble salt out by centrifuging and then decanting. I found that the insoluble salt is $\ce{...
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Why does solubility of solids sometimes decrease with temperature increase?

Recently I was researching $\ce{Ca(OH)_2}$, and I found this on Wikipedia: \begin{array}{|c|l|}\hline {\rm \color{blue}{Solubility~in~water}} & {\mathrm{0.189\,g/100\,mL}\ (0\,^\circ\mathrm{...
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Water softener and RO filter

I have a water softener for showers and dishwasher and a reverse osmosis filter for drinking water. For convenience of the install, the RO filter is using softened water (some calcium carbonate has ...
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What an aqueous solution really contains?

I want to know what an aqueous solution is. For example, let's consider a $1~\mathrm{M}$ aqueous solution of $\ce{MgCl2}$. Does it also contain $\ce{MgOH2}$? Though it is a simple question, I feel it ...
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When I place a straw in carbontated drink and blow, more gas bubbles rise to the surface?

When I place a straw in carbontated drink and blow (making bubbling noises), more gas bubbles rise to the surface. The gas bubbles which rise to the surface are from the carbon dioxide gas dissolved ...
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What would happen if I mix salt and sugar in a cup of water? [duplicate]

If I mix water in a cup with sugar at some stage the solution will become saturated and no more sugar will dissolve into the water. If I now add salt to the solution will the salt dissolve into the ...
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Saturation of multiple solutes

Can a liquid which is saturated with a single solute, dissolve a different solute, or is saturation a universal thing? I ask because I’ve seen that different solutes have different points (amounts) at ...
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How to calculate the pH of an acetic acid/ calcium acetate buffer?

Problem: A buffer was made by mixing $\pu{500 mL}$ of $\pu{1 M}$ acetic acid and $\pu{500 mL}$ of $\pu{0.5 M}$ calcium acetate. What are the resulting concentrations of acetic acid (henceforth ...
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How to determine which salt will precipitate from a solution containing multiple ions?

I have a solution containing $0.2\:\mathrm{mol}$ of $\ce{Br^-}$ ions and $\ce{SO_4^2-}$ ions each. Now if I add excess $\ce{AgNO3}$ in this solution, what will precipitate? $\ce{Ag2SO4}$ or $\ce{...
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How to calculate the concentration of conjugate acid from given pH and pKa values?

Preface: Buffer solution (acid-base buffer). I am provided with a weak base, which I will designate B. $\mathrm{p}K_\mathrm{a}$ for $\ce{B}$'s conjugate acid, which I will designate $\ce{BH}$, is $8.1$...
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Cohesive Energy Density table request

Quick question: Any one knows a resource for Cohesive Energy Density of some organic materials ? I am not looking for any specific molecule, actually I want to plan my project based on available ...
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What is the net ionic equation of sodium hydroxide when it dissolves in water?

What is the net ionic equation of sodium hydroxide when it dissolves in water? For the net ionic equation I got $$\ce{NaOH(s) + H2O(l) -> NaH+(aq) + OH- (aq) + H2O(l)}$$ but it was wrong. Then ...
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How to write equations for dissociation of ionic compounds in water?

Please write a dissociation-in-water equation for the compounds $\ce{BeI2}$ and $\ce{LiI}$. Make sure to add the states of matter after each compound. Currently, for $\ce{BeI2}$ I have the equation $$...
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Balancing Redox Equations - Half Reactions

How do I balance this using the half-reaction method: $$\ce{Zn(s) + HCl(aq) -> Zn^{2+} (aq) + H_2 (g)}$$ I would first split it up in its ionic components: $\ce{Zn(s) + H^+ + Cl^- -> Zn^{2+} (...
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How to find the mass of a solute given a mass fraction? [closed]

How many grams of $\ce{CuSO4 * 5 H2O}$ are needed to prepare a $20\%$ (w/w%) solution of $\ce{CuSO4}$?
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Effect of dilution on pH for HCl

Is it necessary to consider common ion effect when suppose a strong acid like HCl is added to water? For example in this question: 10 mL of $10^{-6 } \ce{mol/L \ HCl}$ solution is mixed with 90 mL of ...
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How to remove nitrate from water sample?

Are there any simple methods to completely remove nitrate ions from few ml of impure water sample? One method I am curious about is the following process: Add one or more reagents to water in test ...
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Are acids and bases always aqueous? [closed]

I am tying to determine if an acid is a liquid or aqueous solution? Please can some one enlighten me?
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Double Replacement Reactions form Precipitates

Why do most all double replacement reactions result in a precipitate and an aqueous molecule? Is it because the individual solute molecules always form stronger bonds such as how in single replacement ...
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'Emulating' calcium hydroxide

I posed this question at the Seasoned Advice SE and thought I might get some more information here. Traditionally prepared corn is cooked in a calcium hydroxide solution to make it more digestible, ...
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Confused about strong/weak dibasic and tribasic acids

I know that sulfuric acid is considered a strong acid, and the dissociation of its first $\ce{H+}$ ion is complete and of its second $\ce{H+}$ ion is partial. Phosphoric acid is weak and all three of ...
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Is there a difference in the reactions of a dilute acid and a concentrated acid?

All of the exams that I've sat so far, and the homework questions I've had, always ask for the reaction between a substance and a dilute acid. Is there a difference in the reaction between a dilute ...
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Weak base titrated with a strong acid

If you have a weak base XOH titrated with a strong monotonic acid, where do you start with that? Would you first have the base react with water and break up and determine how much of it does? Or just ...
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Changing solubility of metal complex by adding ethanol

After creating a solution of copper(II)-sulfate-pentahydrate, water and concentrated ammonia, the newly formed complex (tetraamminecopper(II)-sulfate-monohydrate) is completely dissolved in water. By ...
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What is the maximum molarity of aqueous HCl?

Here is a problem a made up: We have some aqueous $\ce{HCl}$. What is the maximum possible molarity of the $\ce{HCl}$? How do I solve this? I don't have any good ideas.