The gas that turns red litmus blue exhibits the fountain experiment exhibiting: a)its high insolubility in water b)its by solubility in water c)its vigouressners in water d) its reaction with water

Asked by sumandeesinghrana | 9th Oct, 2010, 10:39: AM

Expert Answer:

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Ammonia, the only common alkaline gas, turns the red litmus solution blue. This is because of very high solubility of ammonia in water .

NH3 + H2O(l) ⇌ NH4+(aq) + OH-(aq)

It is the presence of OH- ions which make the solution alkaline.

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Answered by  | 9th Oct, 2010, 04:32: PM

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