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Ch.1 Matter and Measurements
Ch.2 Atoms and the Periodic Table
Ch.3 Ionic Compounds
Ch.4 Molecular Compounds
Ch.5 Classification & Balancing of Chemical Reactions
Ch.6 Chemical Reactions & Quantities
Ch.7 Energy, Rate and Equilibrium
Ch.8 Gases, Liquids and Solids
Ch.9 Solutions
Ch.10 Acids and Bases
Ch.11 Nuclear Chemistry

The Solubility Rules are a convenient set of guidelines to help us determine if a compound will be soluble or insoluble.

Solubility Rules

Concept #1: Solubility

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Example #1: How many ions will the following soluble compound produce: Na2SO4?

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Concept #2: Solubility Rules

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Concept #3: Solubility Rules

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Example #2: According to the solubility rules, which of the following ionic compounds will be insoluble? 

a) NaNO3                     b) Ca(C2H3O2)2             c) BaSO4                      d) (NH4)2CO3                e) CoClO4

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Concept #4: Solubility Rules

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Example #3: Based on the chart shown above, determine which of the following substances will be soluble in water. 

a) Al(OH)3                     b) Zn3(PO4)2                  c) Ag2CO3                    d) CaS                          e) MgCrO4

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Practice: Based on your understanding of the solubility rules, which of the following ionic compounds will be insoluble? 

Practice: Which pair of compounds is insoluble in water?

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