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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 8 years ago

Help with chemistry question?

How can 0.1g samples of the two white solids, lead (II) chloride and silver chloride, be distinguished from one another?

A. Add 10 mL of cold water to each. The silver chloride will dissolve

B. Add 10 mL of hot water to each. The lead (II) chloride will dissolve.

C. Add 10 mL of sodium chloride to each solution. The lead (II) chloride will become warm and release chlorine gas.

D. Add 10 mL of zinc chloride solution to each. The silver chloride will change to metallic silver.

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    B. Add 10 mL of hot water to each. The lead (II) chloride will dissolve.

    we always had trouble getting PbCl2 to precipitate on warm days in the lab

    we had to cool the test tube to be sure of its presence

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