Common ion in solution

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Summary:: finding concetrations

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i did a lab experiment and i'm a little confused about what i should do.

i got a solution of CaCl(2) 1.5 gr and Ca(OH)2 5gr in 100ml that i prepared 2 weeks ahead
. after filttering the solution i got a saturated solution of CaCl(2) +Ca(OH)2.i tested the pH of it.(it is 12.43)

from the Ph value i got that OH concetration is 0.027M. the next quetion i need to answer is whet is the concentration of Ca. so i was seeing a lab report from a year ago, and to calculate the Ca consentration they first used the OH saturation (1:2) ratio. so 0.027/2=0.0135M. after that they calculated the amount of Ca from the CaCl(2) salt (1.5gr/110.98(gr/mol)=0.0137m/0.1l) which is 0.137M. they concluded that the ca consentration is 0.137+0.0135M.

i don't understand why. we calculate the consentration for a saturated solution, so there are no Ca ions from the CaCl(2) just floating and reacting...they already reacted and the axcess already sunk and turned to a solid, no?
 
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Borek
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Nope, doesn't look like a correct approach to me.

Hint: what is the Ksp of Ca(OH)2?
 
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Nope, doesn't look like a correct approach to me.

Hint: what is the Ksp of Ca(OH)2?
my approach is wrong or the one in the lasts year lab report?
 
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Sorry, report approach looks wrong.

Technically you just expressed your concerns but never stated what would be your approach to calculations :smile:
 

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