aqueous solutions of salts

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aqueous solutions of salts

Postby juliefilice 4A » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:50 pm

How do we decide whether aqueous solutions of salts are acidic, neutral, or basic? Could someone please explain how Ba(NO2)2 would be basic?

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Re: aqueous solutions of salts

Postby 804991762_4A » Wed Dec 05, 2018 11:19 pm

The way I determine whether a solution is acidic, basic, or neutral by looking at the formula and I follow theses rules:
Acids= Hydrogen ion in front of solution. Ex. HNO3, Hc2H3O2, H2SO4
Base= OH attached to it so H is attached to the O. Ex. NaOH, KNO3,
If it doesn’t have an H or attached to it then its a Salt (neutral)

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Re: aqueous solutions of salts

Postby michelle » Fri Dec 07, 2018 5:33 pm

NO3 is the conjugate base for strong acid that will get a proton from water to form OH- in the solution.

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