Solubility Product of an Ionic Compound

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How do scientists determine when a solution is fully saturated? Scholars address the topic as they observe patterns of precipitation in various concentrations of ions. Using a well plate, pipette, and common chemicals, they collect data and calculate the concentration of ions once fully saturated.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • If time allows, follow the steps for the optional procedure using sodium hydroxide
Classroom Considerations

  • Follow all safety procedures as Sodium hydroxide is hazardous to skin and eyes
  • Relies on prior knowledge of solubility, precipitates, and laboratory safety
Pros

  • Provides two data collection tables for the experiments
  • Includes analysis questions encouraging higher order thinking skills
Cons

  • None
Common Core