   # What is the K sp expression for silver carbonate? (a) K sp ≡[Ag + ][CO 3 2− ] (b) K sp ≡[Ag + ] 2 [CO 3 2− ] (c) K sp ≡[Ag + ][CO 3 2− ] 2 ### Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640

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9th Edition
John C. Kotz + 3 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133949640
Chapter 17.4, Problem 1RC
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## What is the Ksp expression for silver carbonate? (a) Ksp≡[Ag+][CO32−] (b)  Ksp≡[Ag+]2[CO32−] (c)  Ksp≡[Ag+][CO32−]2

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Solubility of salt silver carbonate AgCO3 is to be derived in pure water.

Concept introduction:

The solubility of a salt is defined as the maximium amount of salt that can be dissolved in definite amount of solvent. It is expressed in moles per liter or grams per liter. Solubility in terms of moles per liter is called molar solubility and is defined as the number of moles of solute (salt) dissolved in per liter of solution.

Solubility product constant Ksp is an equilibrium constant and is defined as the product of the equilibrium concentration of the ions of the salt raised to the power of their coefficients in the balanced chemical equation.

Expression for Ksp of a salt is given as,

AxBy(s)xAy+(aq)+yBx(aq)Ksp=[Ay+]x[Bx]y

Relation between Ksp and s is derived as follows,

EquationAxByxAy++yBxInitial(M)00Change(M)+xs+ysEquilibrium(M)xsys

Ksp=[Ay+]x[Bx]yKsp=(xs)x(ys)y=xxyy(s)x+y

Rearrange the expression for s .

(s)x+y=Kspxxyy=(Kspxxyy)1/(x+y)

Here,

• x is the coefficient of cation A+y
• y is the coefficient of anion Bx
• s is the molar solubility

Ksp is calculated by using molar solubility of the salt.

### Explanation of Solution

Solubility of salt AgCO3 in pure water is to be derived as follows,

Given:

AgCO3 when dissolved in water dissociates as ,

Ag2CO3(s) 2Ag+(aq)+ CO32(aq)

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