Inorganic Chemistry. Calculating Ksp

In summary, inorganic chemistry is the study of non-carbon based elements and compounds found in minerals, rocks, and metals. Ksp, or solubility product constant, is a measure of a compound's solubility and is calculated by multiplying the concentrations of ions in a saturated solution. A high Ksp value indicates high solubility and is useful in various industries, including pharmaceuticals and environmental testing.
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Homework Statement


i need help going from g/ml to mol/L

Calculate Ksp
AgC2H3O2=102 g/ml


Homework Equations


Ksp=[Ag][C2H3O2]


The Attempt at a Solution


i really have no idea how to do this. Our teacher never taught us this and expects me to know how..
 
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To convert grams to moles, you divide by the molar mass of the compound, and there are 1000 mL in 1 L.
 
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Are you sure about 102 g per mL? Closest place were such densities are observed would be somwehere inside the Sun.
 
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What is inorganic chemistry?

Inorganic chemistry is the study of the properties, structure, and reactions of elements and compounds that do not contain carbon-hydrogen bonds. These compounds are primarily found in non-living things, such as minerals, rocks, and metals.

What is Ksp in inorganic chemistry?

Ksp, also known as the solubility product constant, is a measure of the maximum amount of a compound that can dissolve in a solvent at a specific temperature. It is used to determine the solubility of a compound and to predict whether a precipitate will form when two solutions are mixed.

How is Ksp calculated?

Ksp is calculated by multiplying the concentrations of the ions in a saturated solution, raised to the power of their coefficients in the balanced chemical equation. In other words, Ksp = [A+]^a[B-]^b, where [A+] and [B-] are the concentrations of the ions and a and b are their coefficients in the balanced equation.

What does a high Ksp value indicate?

A high Ksp value indicates that a compound is highly soluble in a given solvent. This means that at a given temperature, a large amount of the compound can dissolve in the solvent before reaching saturation, and it is unlikely to form a precipitate.

How is Ksp used in real-life applications?

Ksp is used in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals and agriculture, to determine the solubility of compounds and to control the concentration of solutions. It is also used in environmental testing to measure the amount of pollutants in water and to predict the formation of scale in pipes and other equipment.

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