Which solution would give the largest #pH#? #a.# #HCl(aq)# #b.# #NaHSO_4(aq)# #c.# #HBr(aq)# #d.# #HNO_3(aq)#

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Jul 28, 2017

Answer:

#"Option B..........."#

Explanation:

Sodium carbonate gives a basic solution, according to the equilibrium......

#CO_3^(2-) +H_2O(l) rightleftharpoonsHCO_3^(-) + HO^-#

#pK_b=3.57#..........

Sodium chloride is does not cause hydrolysis; on the other hand, sodium bisulfate is a moderately strong acid......

#HSO_4^(-) + H_2O(l) rightleftharpoons SO_4^(2-) + H_3O^+#