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    Which of the following compounds dissolves in water to give an alkaline solution?

    A. Sodium nitrate
    B. Potassium ethanoate
    C. Ammonium chloride
    D. Lithium sulphate

    Can anyone give me an explanation to this answer? Much appreciated
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    (Original post by Inexhaustible)
    Which of the following compounds dissolves in water to give an alkaline solution?

    A. Sodium nitrate
    B. Potassium ethanoate
    C. Ammonium chloride
    D. Lithium sulphate

    Can anyone give me an explanation to this answer? Much appreciated
    Salts of strong bases and weak acids are basic by hydrolysis
    Salts of strong acids and weak bases are acidic by hydrolysis
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