# Problem: Which of the following salts shows the lowest solubility in water? Ksp values are as follows: Ag2S = 1.6 x 10 -49 Bi2S3 = 1.0 x 10 -72 HgS = 1.6 x 10 -54 Mg(OH)2 = 8.9 x 10 -12 MnS = 2.3 x 10 -13 A. Bi2S3 B. Ag2S C. MnS D. HgS E. Mg(OH)2

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Which of the following salts shows the lowest solubility in water?

Ksp values are as follows:

Ag2S = 1.6 x 10 -49

Bi2S3 = 1.0 x 10 -72

HgS = 1.6 x 10 -54

Mg(OH)2 = 8.9 x 10 -12

MnS = 2.3 x 10 -13

A. Bi2S3

B. Ag2S

C. MnS

D. HgS

E. Mg(OH)2

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