Identifying Acidic and Basic Salts

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Jessica Castellanos
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Identifying Acidic and Basic Salts

Postby Jessica Castellanos » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:08 am

How do you identify acidic and basic salts? Is there certain rules?

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Re: Identifying Acidic and Basic Salts

Postby Rebekah Alfred 1J » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:13 am

You identify acidic and basic salts by identifying what kind of ions they have. If a salt contains a cation of a strong base and an anion of a weak acid (like NaOCl), the anion (ClO-) will acts as a base and increase the pH (making the salt basic).

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Re: Identifying Acidic and Basic Salts

Postby Ellen Amico 2L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 10:10 am

You can also look at the ions and see if they're conjugate acids/bases of strong or weak acids/bases. For example, if the ions are the conjugate acid and base of a strong acid and a strong base, then you will know the salt is neutral.

Shrayes Raman
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Re: Identifying Acidic and Basic Salts

Postby Shrayes Raman » Sun Dec 08, 2019 12:09 am

There is a whole section in the Textbook dedicated to the helpful rules... You might find that helpful


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