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    What effect will adding 50.0 mL of 1.0 M NaCl have on 100.0 mL of a saturated solution of AgCl (Ksp = 1.8*10^-10)?

    a) decrease the concentration of chloride ions
    b) result in the production of chlorine gas
    c) reduce the solubility of the silver chloride
    d) precipitation of excess sodium chloride
    e) no effect

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    AgCl is a partially soluble salt with the following equilibrium reaction:

    AgCl(s) <=> Ag+(aq) + Cl-(aq)

    According to Le Chatelier's Principle, the equilibrium shifts if a chemical stress such as an ...

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    This solutions explains an answer of a multiple choice question about what would happen if an additional reagent is added to a system at equilibrium, based off of Le Chatelier's principle.