Problem: Match each name below with the following microscopic pictures of that compound in aqueous solution.a. barium nitrate                    c. potassium carbonateb. sodium chloride                d. magnesium sulfateWhich picture best represents HNO3(aq)? Why aren’t any of the pictures a good representation of HC2H3O2(aq)?

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a. barium nitrate

• barium → Group 2A → Ba2++2 charge
• nitrate polyatomic ion → NO3-–1 charge
 Ba(NO3)2 → Ba2+ + 2 NO3-

      

b. sodium chloride

• sodium → Group 1A → Na++1 charge
• chloride Group 7A → Cl-–1 charge
 NaCl → Na+ + Cl-


c. potassium carbonate

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Match each name below with the following microscopic pictures of that compound in aqueous solution.

a. barium nitrate                    c. potassium carbonate

b. sodium chloride                d. magnesium sulfate

Which picture best represents HNO3(aq)? Why aren’t any of the pictures a good representation of HC2H3O2(aq)?

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