Problem: If CaCl2 is dissolved in water, what can be said about the concentration of the Ca2+ ion?a) It has the same concentration as the Cl− ion. b) Its concentration is half that of the Cl− ion. c) Its concentration is twice that of the Cl− ion. d) Its concentration is one-third that of the Cl− ionIon concentration refers to the molar concentration of an ion in solution. It may be identical to, or greater or less than, the molar concentration of the compound containing the ion that was used to make the solution. For soluble salts, the molarity of a particular ion is equal to the molarity of that compound times the subscript for that ion. For example, 1 M of AlCl3 is 1 M in Al3+ and 3 M in Cl− . 1 M of (NH4)2SO4 is 2 M in NH4+ and 1 M in SO42− .

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If CaCl2 is dissolved in water, what can be said about the concentration of the Ca2+ ion?


a) It has the same concentration as the Cl ion. 

b) Its concentration is half that of the Cl ion. 

c) Its concentration is twice that of the Cl ion. 

d) Its concentration is one-third that of the Cl ion


Ion concentration refers to the molar concentration of an ion in solution. It may be identical to, or greater or less than, the molar concentration of the compound containing the ion that was used to make the solution. For soluble salts, the molarity of a particular ion is equal to the molarity of that compound times the subscript for that ion. For example, 1 M of AlClis 1 M in Al3+ and 3 M in Cl . 1 M of (NH4)2SO4 is 2 M in NH4and 1 M in SO42− .

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