Problem: Calculate the molar solubility of AgI in pure water. K sp for AgI is 1.5 X 10 -16.

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We can construct an ICE table for the dissociation of AgI

Remember that solids are ignored in the ICE table and Ksp expression.



The Ksp expression for AgI is:


Ksp=productsreactants=[Ag+][I-]


Note that each concentration is raised by the stoichiometric coefficient: [Ag+] and [I] are raised to 1


We can now plug in the equilibrium concentrations and solve for x, which is the molar solubility of AgI

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Calculate the molar solubility of AgI in pure water. K sp for AgI is 1.5 X 10 -16.

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