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Ksp Chemistry: Complete Guide to the Solubility Constant

Are you learning chemistry but don’t quite understand the solubility product constant or want to learn more about it? Not sure how to calculate molar solubility from $K_s_p$? The solubility constant, or $K_s_p$, is an important part of chemistry, particularly when you’re working with solubility equations or analyzing the solubility of different solutes. When you have a solid grasp of $K_s_p$, those questions become much easier to answer!

In this $K_s_p$ chemistry guide, we’ll explain the $K_s_p$ chemistry definition, how to solve for it (with examples), which factors affect it, and why it’s important. At the bottom of this guide, we also have a table with the $K_s_p$ values for a long list of substances to make it easy for you to find solubility constant values.

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Für Elise

From its first repeating notes, Für Elise is instantly recognizable. It may even be the most famous melody ever written! But did you know that when Beethoven first drafted this short piano piece, he stuffed it in a drawer, never to be seen in his lifetime?

Curious how it went from forgotten trifle to universally known? Wondering what exactly makes it such an unforgettable earworm? Need some tips on learning to play this piece? Then keep reading for everything you've ever wanted to know about one of Beethoven's best-known masterpieces.

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What Are Hydrates? Definition, Naming, and Examples

What are hydrates? If you're studying chemistry, you probably need to know what a hydrate is and the role it serves.

In this guide, we give a complete explanation of hydrates, including the hydrate definition, the three different types of hydrates, the rules you need to know to name hydrates and write out their formulas, and common hydrate examples you may have heard of.

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What You Must Know About Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata is one of the most iconic pieces of Western classical music. The arpeggiated, fantasy-like beginning of the first movement in particular has made its way into the collective cultural musical knowledge. But what should you know about the Moonlight Sonata? Read on to find out!

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Understanding Atomic Radius Trends: The 2 Key Principles

Need information on atomic radius trends? What's the trend for atomic radius? In this guide, we’ll clearly explain atomic radius trends and how they work. We’ll also discuss exceptions to the trends and how you can use this information as part of a broader understanding of chemistry.

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11 Beautiful Blue Gemstones You Need to See

Out of all the rainbow of colors gemstones can come in, blue gemstones are the most popular. There are a huge variety of blue gems, from delicate pale aqua to richly saturated dark blue. Some stones are pure blue, while others include shades of violet, green, white, or gold.

This guide explores 11 of the most popular and beautiful gemstones. Each of these blue gemstones includes a chart with important characteristics, as well as average prices for each gemstone, how it is used in jewelry, and how it's unique from other blue gemstones.

If you are interested in purchasing a blue gemstone or jewelry that includes a blue gemstone but aren't sure which type of stone to buy, our guide will help you easily compare different blue stones. At the end of this guide, there is also a section on how to choose the best blue gemstone for you.

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How to Write an A+ Argumentative Essay

You'll no doubt have to write a number of argumentative essays in both high school and college, but what, exactly, is an argumentative essay and how do you write the best one possible? Let's take a look.

A great argumentative essay always combines the same basic elements: approaching an argument from a rational perspective, researching sources, supporting your claims using facts rather than opinion, and articulating your reasoning into the most cogent and reasoned points. Argumentative essays are great building blocks for all sorts of research and rhetoric, so your teachers will expect you to master the technique before long.

But if this sounds daunting, never fear! We'll show how an argumentative essay differs from other kinds of papers, how to research and write them, how to pick an argumentative essay topic, and where to find example essays. So let's get started.

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Fascinating Facts About the January Birthstone: Gorgeous Garnet

January babies and the people who love them, get ready to learn about one of the oldest and diverse birthstones around: the garnet. This January birthstone has more than 20 different varieties, has been found on every continent, and has a history dating back thousands of years.

Read on to learn everything you need to know about garnets, from the rainbow of colors they come in, to what they signify, and fun facts about this gemstone.

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The 7 Fundamental Gemini Traits, Explained

Gemini traits are more varied than those of other astrological signs. While most signs have one very prominent trait (for example, Capricorns are notoriously ambitious), Geminis, those born between May 21 and June 21, can be social, talkative, and whimsical, but they can also be indecisive or nosy. Some Geminis love to be the center of attention; others love to gossip. They're typically passionate yet easy-going beings who are always down for an adventure or intellectual conversation.

If you hang out with a Gemini, only one thing's certain: you'll never be bored.

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80 Interesting Questions to Ask People in Any Situation

Have you been out at a happy hour with co-workers lately and had to answer the same mundane questions about that project you're all working on? What about stuck at a dinner at a family reunion, asking your aunt for the tenth time about her college days? Or on a first date, powering through the typical first date questions—"Where'd you go to college?" "What do you do for a living?"

If you've answered yes to any of the above questions, you know how frustrating and boring it can be to ask and answer the same questions over and over again. There's nothing worse than having a boring, stifling conversation… just as there's nothing better than truly getting to know someone and learning something unique about them.

In this article, I'll help you revamp your small talk by giving you the 80 most interesting questions to ask people everywhere from a first date to a happy hour with coworkers.

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Two Truths and a Lie: 35 Good Lies for Tricking Others

Throwing a party or looking for an icebreaker to use at a work event? Whatever the case, Two Truths and a Lie is a unique game that's useful for getting to know other people—and for seeing how good you are at lying! Read on to learn what the game entails and what makes for a good lie. We also give you tons of Two Truths and a Lie ideas to help you have a wildly fun time!

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What Is TTY Mode? How Does It Work on Cell Phones?

A TTY (teletypewriter) is a device that helps people who are deaf, speech-impaired, or hard-of-hearing use a phone to communicate. While TTY devices were initially designed for landline phones, they are used today with both landlines and cell phones.

In this article, I’ll be talking about TTY mode meaning on a cell phone and how to use it, as well as offering other, more modern options for people with hearing or speech impairments to communicate.

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100 Funny Charades Ideas for a Hilarious Game

Charades is the perfect party game. You can play it anytime, anywhere, with people of any age, and you don't need any extra materials or complicated rules to start the fun. All you need are a few friends and funny charades ideas for what words and phrases to act out.

If you need a refresher on how to play charades or are looking for some ideas for funny charade topics, you've come to the right place! In this article, I'll give you a basic run down of the rules for charades and then provide over 100 funny charades ideas that you can use in your next game.

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Do the Amish Have Dentists? Are Their Teeth Often Bad?

If you’ve ever seen the popular TLC show Breaking Amish, you might be wondering about Amish dental care. What do Amish teeth look like? Do Amish people go to dentists? And is it true that Amish people often get all of their teeth pulled, as Rebecca on Breaking Amish did? We answer all of these questions and more in this article.

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Are INFJs Funny? Understanding This Rare Personality Type

INFJs are the rarest of the Meyers-Briggs personality types, making up less than one percent of the population. Often known as "diplomats," INFJs are known as idealistic doers who will fight tirelessly for causes they believe in. But what does that mean for what INFJs are like day-to-day as friends, co-workers, family members, and romantic partners? Are they closed off? Are they helpful? Is an INFJ funny? Read on to find out more.

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