Problem: What are the concentrations of Ag+, CN–, and Ag(CN)2− in a saturated solution of AgCN?

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AgCN (s)  Ag+ (aq) + CN- (aq)


Ksp =[Ag+][CN-]Ksp =x2x = Kspx = 5.97×10-17

x = 7.7266x10-9 M


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What are the concentrations of Ag+, CN, and Ag(CN)2 in a saturated solution of AgCN?

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