# A problem in ionic equilbrium

• vijayramakrishnan
In summary, the conversation discusses a problem involving finding the concentration of Ag(NH3)2+ using Ksp and Kc values. The initial concentration of ammonia is 1M and the approach involves using the reaction stoichiometry and an ICE table. However, there is a possibility of error if the concentration of ammonia is not the final concentration.
vijayramakrishnan

## Homework Statement

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## The Attempt at a Solution

i thought that Agcl would give Ag+ and cl- ions whose concentration can be found from Ksp as √Ksp,this Ag+ reacts with NH3 to give Ag(NH3)2+ (reverse of the given reaction) since Kc of the reaction is given we can find concentration of Ag(NH3)2+ from it which is Kc= [Ag(NH3)2+]/[Ag+][NH3]2

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It is not clear to me whether 1M ammonia is the final concentration, or added concentration (in which case some of the ammonia would be consumed).

Your approach is OK in the first case, can be wrong in the latter.

Borek said:
It is not clear to me whether 1M ammonia is the final concentration, or added concentration (in which case some of the ammonia would be consumed).

Your approach is OK in the first case, can be wrong in the latter.
sir it is the initial concentration i suppose

Then you need to take the reaction stoichiometry into account (simplest approach: an ICE table).

Borek said:
Then you need to take the reaction stoichiometry into account (simplest approach: an ICE table).
oh i think i made a mistake concentration of ammonia in initial state is 1 M not the equilbrium concentration,sir are the rest of steps correct?

As I told you:

Borek said:
Your approach is OK in the first case, can be wrong in the latter.

## What is ionic equilibrium?

Ionic equilibrium is a state in which the concentrations of ions in a solution remain constant over time. It occurs when the rate of formation of ions is equal to the rate of their recombination.

## What factors affect ionic equilibrium?

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## How is ionic equilibrium represented mathematically?

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