If the ion concentration of two ions in a reaction are different how will they reach equilibrium?
Like in CaSO4 Ca2+ + SO42- if the calcium ion concentration is 0.04M and the sulfate ion concentration is 0.01 M and at equilibrium the ion concentration for both is 4.99x10-3 M how would they both get to the same concentration?
If the amounts of calcium and sulphate differ, more reactions matter in an equilibrium, for instance the presence of OH-
. Electrical neutrality.
So an equilibrium involves several reactions then. The resulting pH probably influences the equilibrium constant for the dissolution of CaSO4
. Not an easy start.
Yes, the actual wording is needed.