Problem: Which ions remain in solution, unreacted, after each of the following pairs of solutions is mixed?ammonium phosphate and calcium chloride

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We are asked which ions in solution will remain unreacted after ammonium phosphate and calcium chloride are mixed. 


We’ll use the solubility rules to answer this problem.


Solubility Rules:

Soluble Ionic Compounds:

 ▪ Group 1A ions (Li+, Na+, K+, etc.) and Ammoniumion (NH4+) are soluble
 ▪ Nitrates (NO3-), Acetates (CH3COO- or C2H3O2-), and most Perchlorates (ClO4-) are soluble
 ▪ Cl-, Br-and I- are soluble except when paired with Ag+, Pb2+, Cu+, Hg22+
 ▪ Sulfates (SO42-) are soluble except those of Ca2+, Sr2+, Ba2+, Ag+, and Pb2+

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Which ions remain in solution, unreacted, after each of the following pairs of solutions is mixed?

ammonium phosphate and calcium chloride

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