Problem: Consider the following reactions for dissolving two different chloride salts in water:  a. Calculate ΔG° for both of these reactions using the thermodynamic parameters below (assume 298K).       b. Using the results of the above calculations, what is the Ksp of these salts?     c. Which salt is more soluble? AlCl3(s) or NaCl(s)   d. Assuming each solution reaches saturation, which salt should I add to increase the boiling point of water more? AlCl3(s) or NaCl(s)  

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Consider the following reactions for dissolving two different chloride salts in water: 

a. Calculate ΔG° for both of these reactions using the thermodynamic parameters below (assume 298K).

b. Using the results of the above calculations, what is the Ksp of these salts?

c. Which salt is more soluble?
AlCl3(s) or NaCl(s)

d. Assuming each solution reaches saturation, which salt should I add to increase the boiling point of water more?
AlCl3(s) or NaCl(s)

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