Explanation for J. 17.

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Tiffany Chao 2H
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Explanation for J. 17.

Postby Tiffany Chao 2H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:31 pm

Can someone help me explain how to do J.17.:
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) NaC6H5O; (b) KClO; (c) C5H5NHCl; (d) NH4Br.

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ishaa Diwakar 4E
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Re: Explanation for J. 17.

Postby ishaa Diwakar 4E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:39 pm

You would need to react each of the given salts with water to determine the acid and base. For part a, for example: NaC6H5O + H2O --> NaOH + C6H5OH. I'm not sure if this question asks you to label the acid/base as strong/weak, but if it does, you should be able to figure out at least one from each pair from our lecture notes.


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