Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 652b: 21


$C_5H_5N(aq) + H_2O(l) \lt -- \gt C_5H_5NH^+(aq) + OH^-(aq)$

Work Step by Step

- Pyridine is a weak base, therefore, when $C_5H_5N$ reacts with water, it takes a proton from $H_2O$, producing $OH^-$ and $C_5H_5NH^+$. - Since it produces $OH^-$, the solution will be considered $basic$.
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