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J.17

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:10 pm
by Ryan Chang 1C
In each of the following salts, either the cation or the anion is a weak acid or a weak base in water. Write the chemical equation
for the proton transfer reaction of this cation or anion with water:

(a) NaC 6 H 5 O; (b) KClO; (c) C 5 H 5 NHCl; (d) NH 4 Br.

How do you determine whether the cation or anion is a weak acid or weak base in water?

Re: J.17

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 5:14 pm
by Alexis Webb 2B
I think the question was just telling you that they are weak. I don't think it was asking you to determine, but there is a table for strong acids and bases, so if its not included there, then its probably weak.

Re: J.17

Posted: Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:23 pm
by asannajust_1J
the question is mostly focused on the fact that this reaction is in equilibrium and has a K constant