Problem: Write the chemical equation(s), including state symbols, for what happens when each soluble ionic compound that you identified above is placed in water. Are these substances reacting with water when they are added to water?KCl                                    HClNH3                                   Ca(OH)    2CO2                                   PbSMgBr2                                HC2H3O2How would you classify the soluble ionic compounds: strong electrolyte, weak electrolyte, or nonelectrolyte? Explain your answer.

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Use the solubility rules to determine which ionic salt will be soluble. Then classify each ionic according to their type of electrolyte

Step 1. Recall the solubility rules:

  • Ionic compounds are usually composed of a nonmetal and a metal. 
  • On the other hand, molecular compounds are composed of exclusively non-metals
  • Note that molecular compounds cannot be analyzed as soluble or insoluble using the solubility rules.
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Write the chemical equation(s), including state symbols, for what happens when each soluble ionic compound that you identified above is placed in water. Are these substances reacting with water when they are added to water?

KCl                                    HCl

NH3                                   Ca(OH)    2

CO2                                   PbS

MgBr2                                HC2H3O2

How would you classify the soluble ionic compounds: strong electrolyte, weak electrolyte, or nonelectrolyte? Explain your answer.

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