Problem: Calculate the solubility of solid Ca 3(PO4)2 (Ksp = 1.3 X 10 -32) in a 0.20-M Na 3PO4 solution.

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Ca3(PO4)2 (s) ⇋ 3 Ca2+ (aq) + 2 PO43- (aq)

(1) Construct an ICE chart

(2) Calculate x

Ksp = [products][reactants]Ksp = (3x)3(0.20+2x)2

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Calculate the solubility of solid Ca 3(PO4)2 (Ksp = 1.3 X 10 -32) in a 0.20-M Na 3PO4 solution.

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