Hi all, I'm new to the forum and also a struggling chemistry student.
I appreciate any input that I get in advance.
Ok, so this is not urgent... it isn't a homework problem. Our teacher suggests that we work problems in our book in an effort to prepare for exams, so I'm just trying to get ahead of the game. This week we've been talking about electrolytes, and this problem focuses on electrolytes and solute particles.
Here we go:
a). Acetone, CH3COCH3, is a nonelectrolyte; hypochlorous acid, HClO is a weak electrolyte; and ammonium chloride, NH4Cl, is a strong electrolyte. What are the solute particles present in aqueous solutions of each compound? (Select all that apply.)Acetone
O2 -Hypochlorous acid
ClO -Ammonium chloride
[Ok, so I understand that an electrolyte is a substance containing free ions, but I'm just confused as to how you can tell WHICH ions.]
b). If .1 mol of each compound is dissolved in solution, which one contains .2 mol of solute particles, which contains .1 mol of solute particles, and which contains somewhere between .1 and .2 mol of solute particles?
[I really have no idea about this one. I'm assuming it has something to do with the solubility of each, but I'm not entirely sure.]