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    In which of the following solutions would the solubility of calcium carbonate be the smallest and why?

    pure water
    .2M sodium Carbonate
    .1M calcium chloride
    .5M sodium chloride
    .1M HCI

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    This is an example of the common ion effect. The common ion effect refers to the fact that solubility equilibria shift in response to Le Chatelier's Principle.

    In the above example, addition of carbonate ions to a saturated solution of calcium carbonate causes CaCO3 to precipitate until the ions in solution again satisfy the solubility expression.

    This means that the answer is in 0.2M sodium Carbonate solution, the solubility of calcium carbonate will be the smallest.

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