Ch.15 - Acid and Base EquilibriumWorksheetSee all chapters
All Chapters
Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Indicate whether each of the following statements is correct or incorrect.K+ ion is acidic in water because it causes hydrating water molecules to become more acidic.

Problem

Indicate whether each of the following statements is correct or incorrect.

K+ ion is acidic in water because it causes hydrating water molecules to become more acidic.

Solution

We are asked to identify if the given statement is correct or incorrect.

The given statement is:

K+ ion is acidic in water because it causes hydrating water molecules to become more acidic.


To determine if the ion would be acidic, basic, or neutral, we need to identify the acidity or basicity of the cation.

For cations:

transition metal

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

main group metal

Solution BlurView Complete Written Solution