Is #K_3PO_4# basic?

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Nov 17, 2016

Answer:

The simple answer is #"yes"#.

Explanation:

In aqueous solution, the following equilibrium occurs:

#K_3PO_4(aq) +H_2O(l) rightleftharpoons 3K^(+) + HPO_4^(2-) + HO^-#

The equilibrium would lie strongly to the right.