Acidic Salts

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Adriana Muro 1A
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Acidic Salts

Postby Adriana Muro 1A » Sat Nov 26, 2016 8:43 pm

In the course reader it says that acidic salts lower pH and that Cl- does not so would an acidic salt like anilinium chloride still lower pH or no because it has Cl?

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Re: Acidic Salts

Postby MelanieAu1G » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:04 pm

I believe that anilinium chloride would still lower the pH of a solution because it is still an acidic salt, even with the presence of Cl-.

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Re: Acidic Salts

Postby Flamingos 3L » Sat Nov 26, 2016 10:33 pm

I think it would. When Lavell talked about how Cl- doesn't change pH, I think he referred to how the individual atom doesn't change pH, since if we were to draw out the reaction equation, Cl- would be alone on both sides, and crossed out. Despite this, the structure Cl- is attached to, anilinium chloride, would still change pH, since the molecule would still seek to donate H+ ions.

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Re: Acidic Salts

Postby Jared Gao 3G » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:54 pm

Does this mean that the anions in salts do not affect the pH, only the positively charged cations, since they are the ones who seek to donate H+ ions?

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