Problem: Calculate the concentration of sulfate ion when BaSO4 just begins to precipitate from a solution that is 0.0758 M in Ba2+.

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BaSO4(s)  Ba2+(aq) + SO42–(aq)



The Ksp expression for BaSO4 is:


Ksp=[Ba2+][SO42-]1.1×10-100.0758=(0.0758)(x)0.0758

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Calculate the concentration of sulfate ion when BaSO4 just begins to precipitate from a solution that is 0.0758 M in Ba2+.

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