Problem: The solubility of zinc oxalate is 7.9 × 10−3 M at 18°C. Calculate its Ksp.

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Zinc oxalate → ZnC2O4 → 7.9 × 10−3 M


The dissociation of ZnC2O4  in water is as follows:

ZnC2O4(s)  Zn2+(aq) + C2O42(aq)


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


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The solubility of zinc oxalate is 7.9 × 10−3 M at 18°C. Calculate its Ksp.

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