## Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.

# Chapter 18 - Ionic Equilibria I: Acids and Bases - Exercises - Salts of Strong Bases and Strong Acids - Page 745: 69

#### Answer

Because the conjugate pairs of strong acids and bases are pH-neutral, they don't have a significant acidity/basicity. $KNO_3$: $K^+$: Insignificant acid (Conjugate acid of $KOH$) $N{O_3}^-$: Insignificant base (Conjugate base of $HN{O_3}$)

#### Work Step by Step

- The stronger the acid/base, the weaker its conjugate pair; therefore, conjugate pairs of strong acids/bases will have insignificant basicity/acidity.

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