Problem: Is the solution of the following salt acidic, basic, or neutral? For those that are not neutral, write balanced chemical equation for the reaction causing the solution to be acidic or basic. The relevant Ka and Kb value are found in the following tables.e. NH4F

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NH4 NH4+ + F-


NH4+ positive amine  acidic


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Is the solution of the following salt acidic, basic, or neutral? For those that are not neutral, write balanced chemical equation for the reaction causing the solution to be acidic or basic. The relevant Ka and Kb value are found in the following tables.

e. NH4F

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