Problem: The molar solubility of ZnS is 1.6x10-12 M in pure water. Calculate the Ksp for ZnS.

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For this problem, we’re being asked to calculate the molar solubility constant (Ksp) of ZnS


ZnS → ionic compound forms ions → dissociate into:

ZnS(s)  Zn2+(aq) + S2(aq)


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The molar solubility of ZnS is 1.6x10-12 M in pure water. Calculate the Ksp for ZnS.

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