Homework Problem J. 17

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Homework Problem J. 17

Postby Aprice_1J » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:55 pm

For this problem it asks to identify what the reaction is and what the acid or base is for either the cation or anion. How am I supposed to determine what the cation or anion is? For example on of the compounds that reacts is KClO and water is present, how am I supposed to know to just use ClO?

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Re: Homework Problem J. 17

Postby AVerma_F19 » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:49 pm

K+ does not influence pH since it is the conjugate base of a strong base (it is highly stable and doesn't need to take a proton).

By process of elimination, ClO- is the conjugate acid of a weak base. Thus, it is able to accept a proton.

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Re: Homework Problem J. 17

Postby Ruby Richter 2L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:51 pm

The same question asks you to use either the cation or anion, whichever is a weak acid or weak base in water. How do we determine which is weak in water?

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