Problem: The Ksp of nickel (II) hydroxide, Ni(OH)2, is 5.84 x 10-16. Calculate the solubility of this compound in g/L.

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For this problem, we’re being asked to calculate the solubility (in g/L) of Ni(OH)2


Since the Ni(OH)2 is an ionic compound, it forms ions when dissociating in water. The dissociation of Ni(OH)2 in water is as follows:


The hydroxide ion, OH, has a charge of –1. Nickel then has a charge of +2:

Ni(OH)2(s)  Ni2+(aq) + 2 OH(aq)



We can construct an ICE table for the dissociation of Ni(OH)2

Remember that solids are ignored in the ICE table and Ksp expression.


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The Ksp of nickel (II) hydroxide, Ni(OH)2, is 5.84 x 10-16. Calculate the solubility of this compound in g/L.


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