Classify these salts as acidic, basic, or neutral Answer

by Quizaza team | Last Updated: December 13, 2020
AcidicBasicNeutral
  • NH4Br
  • HI(aq)
  • CH3COOH
  • NH4ClO3
  • NaCN
  • K2CO3
  • Na2S
  • 2HCl
  • K2SO3
  • NaF
  • NH4OH(aq)
  • Sr(ClO2)2
  • CaCl2
  • KCl
  • LiBr
  • LiClO
  • NaClO4
  • NaCL (aq)
  • CaCl2
  • KNO3
  • H(CH3)2

 

Some general rules of thumb

  1. If the salt contains a cation of a strong base, and the anion of a strong acid, then the salt does not hydrolyze and the solution is neutral.
  2. If the salt contains a cation of a strong base and the anion of a weak acid, then the anion will hydrolyze and the solution will be basic.
  3. If the salt contains a cation of a weak base and the anion of a strong acid, then the cation will hydrolyze and the solution will be acidic.
  4. If the salt contains a cation of a weak base and the anion of a weak acid, then both the anion and cation will hydrolyze and the solution will be either acidic or basic, depending on the relative strengths.