## Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

1. Identify the ions present in the salt: - ($Na^+$) - ($HC_2{O_4}^-$) 2. Compare, and determine which one is stronger: - $Na^+$ is the conjugate acid of a strong base (NaOH), therefore, it has negligible acidity. - $HC_2{O_4}^-$ is the conjugate base of a weak acid: (Oxalic acid), therefore, it is a weak base. So, the base $HC_2{O_4}^-$ is stronger, and the solution will be basic.