Problem: Indicate whether each of the following statements is correct or incorrect.K+ ion is acidic in water because it causes hydrating water molecules to become more acidic.

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We are asked to identify if the given statement is correct or incorrect.

The given statement is:

K+ ion is acidic in water because it causes hydrating water molecules to become more acidic.


To determine if the ion would be acidic, basic, or neutral, we need to identify the acidity or basicity of the cation.

For cations:

transition metal

▪ charge of +2 or higheracidic
▪ less than +2 → neutral solution

main group metal

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Indicate whether each of the following statements is correct or incorrect.

K+ ion is acidic in water because it causes hydrating water molecules to become more acidic.

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