Compare the color and ionic composition of the examined salts and their solutions. Decide whether the cation or anion is responsible for the salt's...
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Compare the color and ionic composition of the examined salts and their solutions. Decide whether the cation or

anion is responsible for the salt's color. Cite specific experimental observations to explain your answer. 


Group Number

Salt Name

Chemical Formula

Dry Salt

Aqueous Solution

I

Lithium Nitrate

LiNO3

White

Colorless

I

Zinc Nitrate

Zn (NO3)2

White

Colorless

I

Copper (II) Nitrate

Cu (NO3)2

Dark Blue

Blue

I

Copper (II) Sulfate

CuSO4

Dark Blue

Blue

II

Sodium Nitrate

NaNO3

White

Colorless

II

Strontium Nitrate

Sr (NO3)2

White

Colorless

II

Nickel (II) Nitrate

Ni (NO3)2

Dark Green

Dark Green

II

Nickel (II) Chloride Hexahydrate

NiCl2

Light Green

Light Green

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