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Potassium Phoshate and Acetic Acid

  1. Oct 28, 2009 #1
    Do they perform double replacement to form an insoluble precipitate?

    Will this reaction take place?

    How would I know?
     
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  3. Oct 28, 2009 #2

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    My first guess is, No Reaction. Many salts of those ions are soluble. Check any listed Ksp values for the various ionic compounds to make a better decision (potassium acetate, potassium phosphate, and know already acetic and phosphoric acids are soluble).
     
  4. Oct 31, 2009 #3
    In general, potassium compounds are soluble in water, as are acetates. I wouldn't expect any precipitate to form.

    Now, if you used calcium acetate instead of acetic acid, that would be a different story...
     
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