Problem: The solubility of calcium sulfate at a given temperature is 0.01548 g/L. Calculate the Ksp at this temperature.  After you get your answer, take the negative log and enter that (so it's like you're taking the pKsp). (Note: sulfate ion molar mass = 96.07 g/mol)

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We’re being asked to calculate the Ksp of calcium sulfate and express the answer as the negative logarithm.


We go through the following steps to solve the problem:

Step 1. Identify the formula of the compound

Step 2. Calculate the molar solubility

Step 3. Calculate Ksp

Step 4. Calculate pKsp


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The solubility of calcium sulfate at a given temperature is 0.01548 g/L. Calculate the Ksp at this temperature.  After you get your answer, take the negative log and enter that (so it's like you're taking the pKsp). (Note: sulfate ion molar mass = 96.07 g/mol)

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