How to Remember Solubility Rules!

This is a song on how to remember solubility rules. You sing it to 99 bottles, trust me this helped a lot.

Potassium, sodium, and ammonium salts,

Whatever they may be,

Can always be depended on

For solubility.

When asked about the nitrates

The answer is always clear,

They each and all are soluble,

Is all we want to hear.

Most every chloride’s soluble

At least we’ve always read

Save silver, mercurous mercury

And (slightly) chloride of lead.

Every single sulfate Is soluble ,

‘Tis said ‘Cept barium and strontium

And calcium and lead.

Hydroxides of metals won’t dissolve

That is, all but three

Potassium, sodium and ammonium

Dissolves quite readily.

And then you must remember

That you must not “forgit”

Calcium, barium, strontium

Dissolve a little bit.

The carbonates are insoluble,

It’s lucky that it’s so,

Or else, our marble buildings

Would melt away like snow.

(Repeat with feeling)

Potassium, sodium, and ammonium salts

Whatever they may be

Can always be depended on

For solubility!

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One Response to “How to Remember Solubility Rules!”
  1. Raghuveeran Says...

    On February 14, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Excellent piece of an article
    rendered as a poem.
    Reminds me of the Sastrs
    in Sanskrit-knowledge of
    kind in the form of sutras-
    short verses on a particular Subject or
    theme making remebering
    and reciting.
    to enhance or enable
    The ancients versified
    whatever there is to learn.
    Any person ,even an illiterate
    villager lkearnt by wrote
    everything in his walk of life
    to help him to help himself and others.
    Eaxample are too many.
    e.g. Charaka Samhita, Susruta Samhita,
    Sankya Darsana etc
    The same in Tamil, Telugu,Kannada
    and a horde of vernaculars in India
    of which i I still have to learn a lot.
    But I am
    sure that it is a marvellous effort .
    My hearty cocngratulations to the

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