Problem: You have two salts, AgX and AgY, with very similar K sp values. You know that Ka for HX is much greater than Ka for HY. Which salt is more soluble in acidic solution? Explain.

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For an ionic compound to be more soluble in acidic solution, it must contain a basic ion or be a basic salt.

Ionic salts: AgX and AgY

Cation: Ag+

  • transition metal → +1 charge → neutral


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You have two salts, AgX and AgY, with very similar K sp values. You know that Ka for HX is much greater than Ka for HY. Which salt is more soluble in acidic solution? Explain.

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