Consider the salt Ammonium acetate, [(NH4+)(C2H3O21-)] that is derived from a combination of a weak acid, HC2H3O2 and a weak base, NH3 as shown below.
HC2H3O2 + NH3 [(NH4+)(C2H3O21-)]
Ka(HC2H3O2) = 1.8 x 10-5 and Kb(NH3) = 1.8 x 10-5
Which statement listed below is true?
a) This salt is neutral when dissolved in water.
b) This salt is acidic when dissolved in water.
c) This salt is basic when dissolved in water.
d) This salt can be either acidic or neutral depending