Sodium Acetate - Basic
Sodium Phosphate -Basic
Ammonium Sulfate - Acidic
Sodium Nitrate - Neutral
Calcium Acetate - Basic
Ammonium Chloride - Acidic
Barium Chloride - Neutral
Potassium Chloride - Neutral
Calculations of the pH of a salt
Is the Salt Acidic or Basic
Which ion in the formula is the spectator ion
write the ionization equation in water
use RICE to solve for H⁺ and OH⁻
pH = -log [H⁺]
THE CATION: is the conjugate acid of a weak base
THE ANION: Conjugate Base of A Strong Acid
(FROM NH₃)<---NH₄Cl---(FROM HCl)
THE CATION: comes from a strong base
THE ANION: comes from a strong acid
(From NaOH) <----NaCl-----> (FROM HCl)
THE CATION: comes from the cation of a strong Base (i.e. Na+, K+, Li+)
The Anion: comes from the conjugate base of a weak acid
i.e. RbCN, LiCH₃COO
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