If HCl is added to a solution of copper(II)hydroxide how does this affect the solubility of the copper salt?

1 Answer
Feb 10, 2016

Answer:

It should increase the concentration of copper in solution.

Explanation:

#Cu(OH)_2# is quite insoluble; #CuCl_2# is quite soluble in water:

#Cu(OH)_2(s) + 2HCl(aq) rarr CuCl_2(aq) + 2H_2O(aq)#

In solution, the copper ion probably exists as #[Cu(OH_2)_6]^(2+)#, a beautiful blue coloured species.