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Show the dissociation of the following compound on dissolving in water, with the help of a chemical equation and write whether the proportion of dissociation is small or large. Potassium hydroxide - Science and Technology

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Show the dissociation of the following compound on dissolving in water, with the help of a chemical equation and write whether the proportion of dissociation is small or large. 

Potassium hydroxide

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Solution

KOH(s) + H2O(l)<--> K+(aq) + OH-(aq) + H2O(l)

Explanation:
KOH is base, so mixing it in water makes a basic solution that is in equilibrium. The KOH is just dissolving in the water.

Concept: Water of Crystallization
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Balbharati Science and Technology 9th Standard Maharashtra State Board
Chapter 5 Acids, Bases and Salts
Exercise | Q 5.3 | Page 74
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