Problem: A 0.10 M solution of KCN will be acidic, neutral, or basic?A) NeutralB) AcidicC) BasicD) Cannot be determined with the information given.

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We are being asked if the solution of KCN will be acidic, basic, or neutral.

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

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A 0.10 M solution of KCN will be acidic, neutral, or basic?

A) Neutral

B) Acidic

C) Basic

D) Cannot be determined with the information given.

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