Problem: Determine whether or not BaCO3 will be more soluble in acidic solution than in pure water.

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We’re being asked to determine the effect of increasing the acidity on the solubility of the BaCO3


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


The acidic ions are usually cations and include:

1. Transition metals with a charge of +2 or higher. Transition metals not satisfying this condition are neutral.

2. Main group metals with a charge of +3 or higher. Main group metals not satisfying this condition are neutral.

3. Amines, which are compounds that contain only N and H (i.e. NH­3) or C, N, and H (i.e. CH3NH2)


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Determine whether or not BaCO3 will be more soluble in acidic solution than in pure water.