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If a small sample of pure PbI2 is shaken with water to produce a saturated solution, What must be the relationship between [Pb 2+] and [I-] in that solution? Refer to equation below.

PbI2 (s) <--> Pb^ 2+ (aq) + 2I (aq)

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This solution explains the relationship between [Pb 2+] and [I-] with the given equation. The relationship between [Pb 2+] and [I-] in that solution are determined.

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