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### Example Question #1 : Precipitates And Calculations

A chemist combines 300 mL of a 0.3 M solution with 200 mL of 0.4 M solution. How many grams of precipitate form?

**Possible Answers:**

No precipitate is formed

**Correct answer:**

First, let us write out an ion exchance reaction for the reactants:

By solubility rules, is soluble in water and is not. Our new reaction is:

Now we will calculate the theoretical yield of each reactant.

Now we perform the same calculation beginning with :

The limiting reagent is and this reaction produces 18.7 g precipitate.

### Example Question #2 : Precipitates And Calculations

A chemist boils off the water from 234 mL of a 0.4 M solution of KCl. What is the mass of the remaining solid?

**Possible Answers:**

None of the available answers

**Correct answer:**

### Example Question #3 : Precipitates And Calculations

A chemist boils off 344 mL of a 0.35 M solution of sodium hydroxide. How much solid remains?

**Possible Answers:**

None of the available answers

No solid will remain as it will boil off with the water

**Correct answer:**

First, you must recognize that the chemical formula for sodium hydroxide is . The mass of the boiled solution is

### Example Question #4 : Precipitates And Calculations

What is the mass of the solid left over after boiling off 100mL of 0.4M NaCl solution?

**Possible Answers:**

None of the available answers

**Correct answer:**

The remaining mass with be equal to the mass of the sodium chloride in the solution. Once the solvent (water) evaporates, the solute will remain.

Atomic mass of sodium is ~23. Atomic mass of chlorine is ~35.5. Molecular mass of NaCl is ~58.5.

### Example Question #4 : Precipitates And Calculations

A chemist has 5.2L of a 0.3M solution. If the solvent were boiled off, what would be the mass of the remaining solid?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

First we will figure out the number of moles of that we have. We have 5.2 L of a 0.3 M solution, so:

Now the problem is to find the mass of 1.56 moles of . First, we need to know the molecular weight of . We will go to the periodic table and add up the mass of each element present.

Now the problem is simple as we have the molar mass and the number of desired moles.

### Example Question #5 : Precipitates And Calculations

Given a pK_{a }of 6.37 for the first deprotonation of carbonic acid (), what is the ratio of bicarbonate () to carbonic acid () at pH 5.60?

Assume that the effect of the deprotonation of bicarbonate is negligible in your calculations.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Use the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation to determine the ratio of bicarbonate to carbonic acid in solution:

Solve for the ratio we need to answer the question:

### Example Question #6 : Precipitates And Calculations

The _{ }of (at 298K) is . What is the molar solubility of the hydroxide ion () in a saturated solution of ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

The dissociation of calcium hydroxide in aqueous solution is:

The of calcium hydroxide is related to the dissolved concentrations of its counterions:

and ^{ }are produced in a molar ratio of 1:2; for each molecule of calcium hydroxide that dissolves:

Given a _{ }value of , the molar solubilities of each counterion may be determined by setting . It follows that:

Now, we can use basic algebra to solve for :

Since we set , and , multiplying the value of by two gives the correct answer, which is 0.022M.

### Example Question #7 : Precipitates And Calculations

What type of reaction is also known as a precipitation reaction?

**Possible Answers:**

Decomposition

Single replacement

Double replacement

Combustion

Combination

**Correct answer:**

Double replacement

Double replacement reactions can be further categorized as precipitation reactions since it is possible to make a precipitate (solid) from mixing two liquids. Combustion reactions involve using oxygen to burn another species, and the products are carbon dioxide and water. Combination reactions involve the synthesis of one molecule from two separate ones; decomposition is the opposite.

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