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Solution: Analyze the following salts with respect to their acid-base chemistry as directed: (1) write the cation, state whether it is acidic, basic, or essentially neutral, and explaining your reasoning; (2) write the anion, state whether it is acidic, basic, or essentially neutral, and explain your reasoning; and (3) state whether an aqueous solution of this salt would be acidic, basic, or neutral. If neither the cation or the anion is neutral,explain your reasoning for the overall solution. Do not forget to include the charges when writing the ions.   A. CoBr3 1. The cation is _______________ and it is (circle one):      acidic   basic   essentially neutral 2. The anion is _______________ and it is (circle one):       acidic   basic   essentially neutral 3. An aqueous solution of this salt will be (circle one):          acidic    basic   essentially neutral   B. NH4BrO   1. The cation is _______________ and it is (circle one):     acidic     basic   essentially neutral   2. The anion is _______________ and it is (circle one):      acidic     basic   essentially neutral   3. An aqueous solution of this salt will be (circle one):         acidic     basic   essentially neutral C. NaHSe   1. The cation is _______________ and it is (circle one):      acidic    basic    essentially neutral   2. The anion is _______________ and it is (circle one):       acidic     basic    essentially neutral  3. An aqueous solution of this salt will be (circle one):          acidic     basic   essentially neutral

Problem

Analyze the following salts with respect to their acid-base chemistry as directed: (1) write the cation, state whether it is acidic, basic, or essentially neutral, and explaining your reasoning; (2) write the anion, state whether it is acidic, basic, or essentially neutral, and explain your reasoning; and (3) state whether an aqueous solution of this salt would be acidic, basic, or neutral. If neither the cation or the anion is neutral,explain your reasoning for the overall solution. Do not forget to include the charges when writing the ions.

 

A. CoBr3

1. The cation is _______________ and it is (circle one):      acidic   basic   essentially neutral

2. The anion is _______________ and it is (circle one):       acidic   basic   essentially neutral

3. An aqueous solution of this salt will be (circle one):          acidic    basic   essentially neutral

 

B. NH4BrO 

 1. The cation is _______________ and it is (circle one):     acidic     basic   essentially neutral 

 2. The anion is _______________ and it is (circle one):      acidic     basic   essentially neutral 

 3. An aqueous solution of this salt will be (circle one):         acidic     basic   essentially neutral

C. NaHSe 

 1. The cation is _______________ and it is (circle one):      acidic    basic    essentially neutral 

 2. The anion is _______________ and it is (circle one):       acidic     basic    essentially neutral

 3. An aqueous solution of this salt will be (circle one):          acidic     basic   essentially neutral