The Common Ion Effect and Selective Precipitation


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What is the common ion effect?

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1. What is the net effect of the common ion?

2. When does a precipitate form?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the common ion effect. Some vocabulary terms you'll need to know to pass the quiz include common ion, precipitate, and net effect.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on the definitions of:

  • Common ion effect
  • Formation of precipitates
  • Net effects of common ions
  • Equilibrium calculations

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of selective precipitation in chemical reactions
  • Problem solving- use acquired knowledge to solve equilibrium equation practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define key phrases, such as the common ion effect and precipitates

Additional Learning

To learn more about common ion effect, review the accompanying lesson on Common Ion Effect and Selective Precipitation. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Definition and examples of the common ion effect
  • Connection of the common ion effect to Le Chatelier's principle
  • Equilibrium calculations
  • Predicting precipitates