There are rules that determine whether a compound is soluble or not. They are as follows:
1. All common salts of the Group 1 elements and the ammonium ion are soluble.
2. All common acetates and nitrates are soluble.
3. All binary compounds of Group 17 (except Fluorine) are soluble except with silver, mercury and lead.
4. Sulfates are soluble except with calcium, strontium, barium, silver, mercury and lead.
5. Carbonates, Hydroxides, Oxides and Phosphates are insoluble except as in rule one.
Start with Rule 1 and go to the first rule that applies. For example, silver nitrate is soluble, but silver phosphate is not. This quiz will cover the solubility rules. Select the best answer to the choices.