Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 16 - Acid-Base Equilibria - Exercises - Page 720: 16.84d


A $[CH_3NH_3]NO_3 $ solution will be acidic.

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the strength of each ion in the salt: $CH_3N{H_3}^+$: Weak acidity. - Since $CH_3N{H_3}^+$ is the conjugate acid of a weak base $CH_3NH_2$, it has a weak acidity. $N{O_3}^-$: Insignificant basicity: - Since $N{O_3}^-$ is the conjugate base of a strong acid: $HNO_3$, it has a negligible basicity. Therefore, since the stronger ion is an acid, the solution will be acidic.
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