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The solubilities of carbonates decrease down the magnesium group due to a decrease in

The solubilities of carbonates decrease down the magnesium group due to a decrease in

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Sunil Kumar FP
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7 years ago
The solubilities of carbonates decrease down the magnesium group due to a decrease in the hydration energy of the cation.As on going down the group the size of the cation increases and The smaller the ion the higher the heat of hydration (-ve sense) that favors dissolution.

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