salts of weak bases/acids

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Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C
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salts of weak bases/acids

Postby Brian Tangsombatvisit 1C » Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:27 pm

Explain why salts of weak bases produce acidic solutions and salts of weak acids produce basic solutions. Also, how do we determine whether the salt produced during a titration makes the solution acidic or basic?

Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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Re: salts of weak bases/acids

Postby Kavee Dodampahala 4E » Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:12 pm

To determine if salt is acidic or basic you need to look at the ions it produces. Tables 6D.1 and 6D.2 in the text book list which cations and anions are acidic or basic.

Brittney Hun 2C
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Re: salts of weak bases/acids

Postby Brittney Hun 2C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:25 am

Another way to determine how a salt will affect a solution is to write out the net ionic equation for the salt produced and separating the the cation and anion. If it produces a strong base, OH- will be produced (basic), and if the product is a strong acid, H+ will be produced (acidic).

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