Why does a soluble metal salt reacts with NaOH/KOH to produce salt and insoluble metal hydroxide?

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Mar 30, 2017

Answer:

Because most metal hydroxides are INSOLUBLE...........

Explanation:

Alkali metal hydroxides tend to be soluble........

When mixed with soluble metal salts, for instance halides or nitrates, which are generally soluble, the hydroxide salt comes a crashing out of solution:

#M^(2+) + 2HO^(-) rarr M(OH)_2(s)darr#

For example, #M=Pb, Ni, Fe, Mn, Cr#