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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
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Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
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Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
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Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
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Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Which of the following describes the compound  Zn(CH3COO)2? Choose all answers that apply.a. The compound is ionic.b. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a strong electrolyte.c. The compoun

Solution: Which of the following describes the compound  Zn(CH3COO)2? Choose all answers that apply.a. The compound is ionic.b. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a strong electrolyte.c. The compoun

Problem

Which of the following describes the compound  Zn(CH3COO)2Choose all answers that apply.

a. The compound is ionic.

b. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a strong electrolyte.

c. The compound is molecular.

d. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a non-electrolyte.

e. The compound would be expected to be a solid at room temperature and pressure.

Solution

We have a compound Zn(CH3COO)2 and we have to determine if this is an ionic compound and whether it is soluble in water or not.


We have to look at what ions this compound is made up of and we will go through each statement one by one.


  • CH3COO- is the acetate ion. It is a polyatomic ion with a charge of -1.
  • There are 2 acetate ions, which will give a cumulative charge of -2.
  • This means that Zn has a charge of +2 (Zn2+).


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