# Problem: Determine [OH-], [H+], and the pH of the following solution.a. 1.0 M KCl

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We are being asked if the determine [OH-], [H+], and the pH of the following solution.

Ionic salts are made up of positively charged ion (cation) and a negatively charged ion (anion).

For cations:

transition metal

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

main group metal

▪ charge of +3 or higher acidic
▪ less than +3 → neutral solution

amines - compounds with only nitrogen or hydrogen (i,e. NH3) or with carbon, nitrogen, and hydrogen

positive amines acidic

For anions:

To determine if an anion is basic or neutral you must add an H+ to it.

▪ If adding an H+creates a weak acid → negative ion is basic

▪ if adding an H+creates a strong acid → negative ion is neutral

For the salt  KCl:

K+

▪ less than +2 → neutral solution

Cl

▪ add H+:          Cl- + H+ → HC;
▪ HCl → strong acid
▪ Cl-neutral

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Determine [OH-], [H+], and the pH of the following solution.

a. 1.0 M KCl