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Na+

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:34 pm
by Heidi Ibarra Castillo 1D
Why does Na+ not affect pH?

Re: Na+

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 7:49 pm
by 804994652
There's a table in the textbook that shows that Na+ is a neutral in acid/base rxns so in the net equation it is not included.

Re: Na+

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 10:44 pm
by Bella Martin
Are there other elements like Na+ that also do not affect pH?

Re: Na+

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:02 pm
by Chem_Mod
Salts that contain the conjugate base (anion) of a weak acid will raise the pH by removing protons from H2O thus generating OH- 's. Na+ doesn't react with the hydrolysis of water. Remember in lecture when Dr. Lavelle said if the tomato sauce tasted really acidic, adding table salt wouldn't do anything.