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Topics and Learning Outcomes

  • Solubility Equilibrium
    •  identify what determines solubility in terms of bonding forces
    •  construct Ksp from the chemical equation for dissolution
    •  calculate solubility from Ksp values for salts according to their formula
    •  use the ionic product, Q, to predict whether dissolution or precipitation will occur
    •  apply the common ion effect qualititatively and quantitatively using Ksp and Q
  • Metal Complexes
    •  define complex, ligand and coordinate bond
    •  recognize that hydrolysis of metal ions in aqueous solutions gives rise to acidic solutions and predict their relative acidity
    •  recognize chelate ligands, their donor atoms and the stability of their complexes
    •  name coordination complexes and compounds using IUPAC nomenclature
    •  identify isomers including structural, geometrical and optical isomerism for tetrahedral, square planar and octahedral complexes
    •  write down the form of the stability constant, Kstab, for a complex
    •  recognize and predict how the formation of stable complexes can increase the apparent solubility of salts by combining Ksp and Kstab expressions

Textbook and eBook References

  • Solubility Equilibrium - Sections 10.1 - 10.4
  • Metal Complexes - Section 13,3
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