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theMaharajah

Kno3 + H2o =?

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Akcapr, did you ever hear of the pot and the kettle :rolleyes: ????

Look at your own posts almost one year ago.

 

But keeping things serious. Please don't flame other members and don't put yourself on a higher level than other members.

 

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KNO3 is an ionic solid and when it dissolves in water, it splits into K(+) ions and NO3(-) ions. These ions are hydrated. In fact, KNO3 is actually two different compounds (entities) in a single crystal lattice.

 

This is very nicely demonstrated when two different salts are dissolved in water. E.g. dissolve 1 mol of NaCl and 1 mol of KNO3 in a liter of water. Then you obtain Na(+) ions, K(+) ions, Cl(-) ions and NO3(-) ions in solution.

 

If, on the other hand you dissolve 1 mol of KCl and 1 mol of NaNO3 in a liter of water, then you obtain exactly the same solution. Noone can ever distinguish between the two solutions, because they really are the same!

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Thank you very much woelen... I greatly appreciate you taking the time to answer my "dumb question"!

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