CHAPTER 7.1: Class of Salt

Basic Salt

Example 1

Sodium cyanide, NaCN is a salt formed when a strong base, NaOH is reacted with a weak acid, HCN.

  • Write a balanced equation to show the reaction between NaOH and HCN. Classify the salt formed.
  • What would be the expected pH of the NaCN solution? Explain the answer using appropriate equation(s).