Problem: NaCl is purified by adding HCl to a saturated solution of NaCl (317 g/L). Will pure NaCl precipitate when 28.5 mL of 8.65 M HCl is added to 0.100 L of saturated solution?

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Since the compounds are ionic compounds, they form ions when dissociating in water. The dissociation of NaCl and HCl in water are as follows:


NaCl (s) → Na+ (aq) + Cl- (aq)


HCl (aq) → H+ (aq) + Cl(aq)


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NaCl is purified by adding HCl to a saturated solution of NaCl (317 g/L). Will pure NaCl precipitate when 28.5 mL of 8.65 M HCl is added to 0.100 L of saturated solution?

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