Chemistry (12th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0132525763
ISBN 13: 978-0-13252-576-3

Chapter 9 - Chemical Names and Formulas - 9 Assessment: 106

Answer

The solubility of calcium carbonate is very small compared to that of potassium carbonate (about 168,000 times smaller). Therefore, we could try to dissolve a known amount of each powder in water. The substance that barely dissolves is calcium carbonate, while the one that will most likely completely dissolve is potassium carbonate.

Work Step by Step

The solubility of calcium carbonate is very small compared to that of potassium carbonate (about 168,000 times smaller). Therefore, we could try to dissolve a known amount of each powder in water. The substance that barely dissolves is calcium carbonate, while the one that will most likely completely dissolve is potassium carbonate.
Update this answer!

You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this answer.

Update this answer

After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.