Day: September 16, 2016

Chemical precipitation

Chemical precipitation

Chemical precipitation

09/16/16

“Why does a solid sometime forms when you mix two chemicals?”

 

Have you ever wondered why sometimes when you mix two aqueous solutions together, a solid will sometimes form? Well, the explanation for this very simple. When two aqueous solutions mix, their atoms will dissociate and recombine into new chemicals. Sometimes one of the products might be insoluble, meaning that it will not be dispersed into the surrounding substance. As a result, a solid will form. Chemical precipitations are a very common phenomena, for example, did you know that kidney stones are actually the results of chemical precipitation, and also pipe clogging?