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My molarityis wrong which keeps me from ding the rest of this problem...any help would be greatly appreciated.

A researcher has a 450.0 mL solution that is 0.421 M in Hg2(NO3)2 and 0.0191 M in Pb(NO3)2. She plans to add solid potassium iodide to separate the mixture by selective precipitation.

Ksp PbI2 = 1.4e-8

Ksp Hg2I2 = 1.2e-28

What is the maximum concentration of iodide ions that may be in solution to achieve the best separation possible?

M [I-]= ?

How many grams of potassium iodide should she add to achieve this?

g of KI

What will the percentage of mercury(I) ions remaining in solution be?

% Hg2+2

2. Relevant equations

ksp= ...

3. The attempt at a solution

hg2i2 = hg2 + 2i

1.2e-28 = [.421]^2

= 1.68e^-14, which is wrong and I have no idea what I am doing wrong

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