17.6 Precipitation and Separation of Ions

Once you have a handle on saturated aqueous solutions, we can start to analyze and manipulate the solubility of these solutions and determine the criteria for precipitation.

17.6 Criteria For Precipitation

With a background on precipitate formation, we can now predict if a precipitate will form when two solutions are combined.

17.6 If Two Solutions are Mixed Will a Precipitate Form?

In certain cases, it is beneficial to separate a mixture of ions in solution. By utilizing the Ksp values and performing calculations, we can calculate the concentration needed to give the best separation of ions in solution.

17.6 Order of Precipitation, Minimum Concentration Needed to Facilitate Precipitation, and Best Separation

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