What is the dissolution reaction for #KNO_3#. How many moles of ions are formed from it?

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Dec 26, 2015

Answer:

Dissolution: #KNO_3(s) -> K^+(aq) + NO_3^(-)(aq)#

Explanation:

Observe that per mole of #KNO_3#, 1 mole each of potassium ions (#K^+#) and nitrate ions (#NO_3^-#). Therefore, as a whole, this dissolution reaction will produce 2 moles of ions, being unspecific of species.