Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 17 - Additional Aspects of Aqueous Equilibria - Exercises - Page 770: 17.49c

Answer

This statement is false.

Work Step by Step

According to Le Chatelier's principle, a reversible reaction will shift in response to a change in condition. Therefore, the solubility of the slightly soluble salt will decrease if there is a common ion. Additionally, a limited amount of salt can dissolve in one liter of solvent, so the fact that a common ion is already present will certainly limit the amount that can dissolve.
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