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Syllabus ref: 18.3

Hydrolysis: 'hydro' = water; 'lysis' = break apart. Literally, breaking apart in water.


Salts formed from the four possible combinations of strong and weak acids and bases should be considered. Calculations are not required.

The acidity of hydrated transition metal ions is covered in topic 13. The treatment of other hydrated metal ions is not required.

Applications and skills

Prediction of the relative pH of aqueous salt solutions formed by the different combinations of strong and weak acid and base.

In Chapter 8.7