Problem: What is the pH of a 0.10 M solution of KCl?A) 0.10B) 1.00C) -1.00D) 7.00

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For this problem, we are being asked to calculate the pH of KCl solution

In this case, we have an ionic salt. Recall that 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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What is the pH of a 0.10 M solution of KCl?

A) 0.10

B) 1.00

C) -1.00

D) 7.00

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