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.
• transition metal
▪ charge of +2 or higher → acidic
▪ less than +2 → neutral solution
• main group metal
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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