Can you tell me the definition of an acidic and basic salt ?

Asked by  | 17th Apr, 2008, 10:19: PM

Expert Answer:

acidic salt has ionisable H atom as is formed by partial replacement of ionisable H atoms of a polybasic acid by metal or ammonium ions it has nothing to do with strong acid n weak base (salt of strong acid n weak base hydrolyse in water to give acidic sol  as Fe(Cl)3)   NaHCO3 is acidic as H

basic  salt has oinisable OH group as is formed by partial replacement of ionisable OH of a polyacidic base by by an acidic radical    Pb(OH)Cl

Answered by  | 8th May, 2008, 03:24: PM

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