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Problem: Which of the compounds H3PO4, Mg(OH)2, LiOH, and HCl, behave as bases when they are dissolved in water?a. Mg(OH)2 and LiOHb. H3PO4 and HClc. only HCld. only LiOH

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Recall that according to the  definition:

• An  acid increases the concentration of H+ ion when dissolved

• An  base increases the concentration of OH ion when dissolved


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Which of the compounds H3PO4, Mg(OH)2, LiOH, and HCl, behave as bases when they are dissolved in water?
a. Mg(OH)2 and LiOH
b. H3PO4 and HCl
c. only HCl
d. only LiOH

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