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Partially solube compunds

  1. Sep 17, 2009 #1
    Do you break up a partially soluble compound into ions in a net ionic equation? or do you just leave it as a molecule?
     
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  3. Sep 17, 2009 #2

    Borek

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    Not sure if I know what you mean by partial solubility.

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  4. Sep 17, 2009 #3
    in the solubility rules it says that Pb(C2H3O2)2 is partially soluble in water.
     
  5. Sep 18, 2009 #4

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    OK, for me that means weakly soluble - don't worry about that, English is my second language (or third, to be precise :wink: ).

    Net ionic equation is identical, just the equilirbium lies on the left - that is, not everything dissolves.

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  6. Sep 18, 2009 #5

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    Solubility doesn't say anything about ionization. Something weakly (sparingly, slightly, partially) soluble can also be weakly (sparingly, slightly, partially) ionized.
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 #6
    solubility of ionic compounds is in fact breaking the compounds up into their individual ions, but like borek said, the equilibrium lies on the left, which you can represent with an arrow that looks like this http://www.coolschool.ca/lor/CH12/common_files/equilibrium_arrow.gif [Broken] and just have the part pointing left be longer than the part pointing right
     
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