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When acetone is added to saturated sodium chloride, the equilibrium shifts toward the right. What is the role of acetone in shifting the equilibrium toward the right? any help would be appreciated. My TA is of no use in explaining our lab experiments. thanks

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    To be quite honest about it, this is a new one on me; however, I would think that the answer is that acetone is much more soluble in water than NaCl (acetone is miscible in all proportions with water) so there is "less water available to dissolve the salt." Does that sound logical?

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    Yes, it does. Thank you!

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