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2.5: Common Chemical Reactions

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  • Unit 6 Objectives

    By the end of this unit, you should be able to:

    • Describe the fundamental properties of solutions
    • Calculate solution concentrations using molarity
    • Perform dilution calculations using the dilution equation
    • Describe the basic properties of solutions and how they form
    • Predict whether a given mixture will yield a solution based on molecular properties of its components
    • Explain why some solutions either produce or absorb heat when they form
    • Define and give examples of electrolytes
    • Distinguish between the physical and chemical changes that accompany dissolution of ionic and covalent electrolytes
    • Explain the degrees of solubility possible for liquid-liquid solutions
    • Write and balance chemical equations in molecular, total ionic, and net ionic formats.
    • Define three common types of chemical reactions (precipitation, acid-base, and oxidation-reduction)
    • Classify chemical reactions as one of these three types given appropriate descriptions or chemical equations
    • Identify common acids and bases
    • Predict the solubility of common inorganic compounds by using solubility rules
    • Compute the oxidation states for elements in compounds