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Predicting Products
« on: September 03, 2010, 12:56:17 AM »
How do i predict the products? i can balance them, just not predict the products.

BaI2 + Li2SO4

K + 02

FeSO4 + Ca

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Re: Predicting Products
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 02:40:26 AM »
1st and 3rd reaction:

Dissolving those compunds in water you get a mixture of anions and cations: the only reaction possible is the precipitation of an "insoluble" salt. Checking the Ksp values you'll see that:

(CaSO4) Ksp=2.4∙10-5
(BaSO4) Ksp=1.1∙10-10

2nd reaction:

It's simply the oxidation of an alkali metal due to oxygen. What is the only oxidation state of alkali metals?
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Re: Predicting Products
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 03:21:24 AM »
There is no simple answer to second reaction, as it depends on the conditions. The most obvious answer is the wrong one.
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