Question: Classify These Salts as Acidic, Basic, or Neutral?
Answer: In arranging salts as neutral, acidic, or basic, observe the strength of the acids and bases that they come from. A solid corrosive and solid base produce a neutral salt. A powerless corrosive and solid base produce a basic salt. A solid corrosive and feeble base produce an acidic salt. So the appropriate responses should be:
Formulas of Classify These Salts as Acidic, Basic, or Neutral:
KCl = neutral (from HCl and KOH)
NH4Br = acidic (from NH4 and HBr)
K2CO3 = basic (from KOH and H2CO3)
NaCN = basic (from NaOH and HCN)
LiClO = basic (from LiOH and HClO)