Problem: Explain why 0.1 M NaCN is basic while 0.1M NaNO3 is neutral.

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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

main group metal


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Explain why 0.1 M NaCN is basic while 0.1M NaNO3 is neutral.

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