Chapter 4 Reading Assignment

Chapter 4 Reading Assignment - Chemistry 113 Reading...

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Chemistry 113 Reading Assignment Chapter 4 #1 (Section 4.1) In our study of general chemistry during this course most of the reactions are carried out in an aqueous environment, meaning in water. In this chapter we will look at the importance of water as a background and as a participant in chemical reactions. When an ionic compound (salt) is dissolved in water it forms an electrolyte. Describe an electrolyte solution, and why it conducts electricity: An electrolyte is a substance whose aqueous solutions contain ions. An electrolyte solution contains ions that carry charges which will result in electricity being conducted. #2 (Section 4.2) A. Metathesis reactions are a family of reactions in which ions are removed from solution. Precipitation reactions are one type of metathesis reaction. Describe what happens in a precipitation reaction: Pairs of oppositely charged ions attract each other so strongly that in turn, they end up forming an insoluble ionic solid because of the reaction that takes place in the
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