Problem: Which of the following solutions is NOT correctly described? 1. 0.10 M aqueous ammonium chloride will be acidic 2. 0.10 moles of lithium nitrate in 1.00 L of water will be neutral 3. 0.10 M aqueous sodium acetate will be neutrala. 1 onlyb. 1 and 2c. 3 onlyd. all are correctly describede. 2 only

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We are asked which of the following solutions is NOT correctly described?

Ionic salts are made up of positively charged ion (cation) and a negatively charged ion (anion). To determine if the ionic salt would be acidic, basic, or neutral, we need to identify the acidity or basicity of the cation and anion.

For cations:

transition metal

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

main group metal


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Which of the following solutions is NOT correctly described? 

1. 0.10 M aqueous ammonium chloride will be acidic 

2. 0.10 moles of lithium nitrate in 1.00 L of water will be neutral 

3. 0.10 M aqueous sodium acetate will be neutral

a. 1 only

b. 1 and 2

c. 3 only

d. all are correctly described

e. 2 only

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