For this problem, we are being asked to rank the following salts in order of increasing pH
In this case, we have to find the acidic/basic species in each ionic compound.
NH4NO3 (aq) ⇋ NH4+ (aq) + NO3- (aq)
NaHSO4(aq) ⇋ Na+ (aq) + HSO4- (aq)
NaHCO3 (aq) ⇋ Na+ (aq) + HCO3- (aq)
Na2CO3 (aq) ⇋ 2 Na+ (aq) + CO32- (aq)
Rank the following salts in order of increasing pH of their 0.1 M aqueous solutions:
(b) NH4NO3, NaHSO4, NaHCO3, Na2CO3
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