View the step-by-step solution to:

Consider the following equations and select the false statement below:

Consider the following equations and select the false statement below:

FeCl3(s) + 6H2O(l) → Fe(H2O)63+(aq) + 3Cl−(aq)

Fe(H2O)63+(aq) + H2O(l) ↔ Fe(H2O)5(OH)2+(aq) + H3O+(aq)

A. the iron(III) ion has a relatively high positive charge density
B. the iron(III) ion withdraws electron density from the O―H bonds in the bonded water molecules, resulting in more polar O―H bonds

C. the hydrated iron(III) ion acts as an acid in the 2nd equation
D. if Fe(NO3)3(s) were used instead of FeCl3(s), different results would have been obtained
E. the iron(III) ion acts as a Lewis acid in the 1st equation

This question was asked on Jan 26, 2013.

Recently Asked Questions

Why Join Course Hero?

Course Hero has all the homework and study help you need to succeed! We’ve got course-specific notes, study guides, and practice tests along with expert tutors and customizable flashcards—available anywhere, anytime.


Educational Resources
  • -

    Study Documents

    Find the best study resources around, tagged to your specific courses. Share your own to gain free Course Hero access or to earn money with our Marketplace.

    Browse Documents
  • -

    Question & Answers

    Get one-on-one homework help from our expert tutors—available online 24/7. Ask your own questions or browse existing Q&A threads. Satisfaction guaranteed!

    Ask a Question
  • -


    Browse existing sets or create your own using our digital flashcard system. A simple yet effective studying tool to help you earn the grade that you want!

    Browse Flashcards