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Substance's Solubility, Acids, and Bases

  1. Sep 5, 2006 #1
    What principle explains the solubility of a substance in aqueous acid or aqueous base?

    Ionic solutes and its dissociation is involved in a substance's solubility in an aqueous acid or base. This solubility can be expressed by a chemical equation in which a basic salt results when a a weak acidic organic compound is in the presence of a strong base. This basic salt is then more soluble in the aqueous base than in water. A weak basic organic compound would then be more soluble in an aqueous acid.

    I don't know if this correctly/completely explains the substance's solubility.

    Thanks for any help.
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  3. Sep 5, 2006 #2


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    1. If quoting from a source, please include a reference to the source.

    2. Typically you are taught to evaluate solubilities during some part of the chapter on Ionic Equilibria

    3. If you are already aware of solubility products and know how to evaluate them, we can go over the example you've quoted above to prove that it is true. If not, you'll have to either wait till you get to this in school, or learn it by yourself.
  4. Sep 6, 2006 #3


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    As Gokul has mentioned, if this is a homework question, its probably asking for your understanding of an equation. Hint: strong base, strong acid, weak base, weak acid, etc
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