Problem: What is the ratio of the concentration of potassium ions to the concentration of carbonate ions in a 0.015 M solution of potassium carbonate?

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  • Calculate for the M of carbonate and potassium ions from the given molarity of K2CO3
  • Potassium carbonate will appear as K2CO3 (from K+ and CO32-). This will dissociate in water as:

K2CO3 (aq) → 2K+ (aq) + CO32- (aq)

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What is the ratio of the concentration of potassium ions to the concentration of carbonate ions in a 0.015 M solution of potassium carbonate?

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