The solubility product, Ksp, for CdCO3 is 1.0 ✕ 10−12. An aqueous solution is prepared by mixing cadmium(II) and carbonate ions. This solution has a reaction quotient, Q, of 3.9 ✕ 10−13. Will a precipitate form? Explain.
A precipitate (will/ will not)
form because the reaction quotient, Q, is (greater than/ less than/ equal to) the solubility product, Ksp.