why is a solution of Na2Co3 alkaline ????????????

Asked by  | 15th Mar, 2008, 10:07: PM

Expert Answer:

It is a salt of weak acid carbonic acid  so the cojugate base is stong and willhydrolyse rendering the solution alkaline, On the other hand the base NaOH is strong  so the conjugate acid is weak.

Answered by  | 20th Mar, 2008, 11:27: AM

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