Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Self-Assessment Quiz - Page 768: Q11


(d) $S{O_3}^{2-}$

Work Step by Step

(a) and (b): $Br^-$ and $N{O_3}^-$ are both anions of strong acids; therefore, they are pH-neutral. (c) $HS{O_4}^-$ acts as an acid when dissolved in water. (d) $S{O_3}^{2-}$ reacts with water to produce $HS{O_3}^-$ and $OH^-$, forming a basic solution.
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