SIMPLE SOLUBILITY RULES 1. Salts containing group 1 cations or NH4+ are soluble. One exception is Li3PO4. 2. Salts containing nitrates and acetates are soluble. 3. Salts containing chlorides, bromides, and iodides are soluble. Exceptions are those of Ag+, Pb2+, and Hg22+. 4. Most sulfates are soluble. Two common exceptions are BaSO4 and SrSO4. 5. Most phosphates and carbonates are insoluble. Exceptions are those containing group 1 cations or NH4+. 7. Acids are soluble.