Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 4 - Sections 4.1-4.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 9

Answer

Solubility rules are a set of empirical rules that chemists have inferred from observations on many ionic compounds. They are useful because they allow us to predict if a compound is soluble or insoluble.

Work Step by Step

These rules are guidelines for how to predict, off molecular formula, whether or not a compound will be soluble. Some entire groups on the periodic table, due to their electron arrangements in common, can determine whether a compound in which they are included is likely or unlikely to be soluble.
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