Is salt water an acid or a base?

MA Marymccall asked on 03 February 2020, 06:22
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Depends on the salt. For common sodium chloride, the pH of its solution in pure water will be approximately 7. Solution of salts of strong bases, such as sodium hydroxide, and weak acids, such as acetic acid, will be basic (alkaline). Conversely, solutions of salts of weak bases, such as calcium oxide, and strong acids, such as hydrochloride acid, will be acidic.

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