Posted by Meg on .
In which solution (acidic, basic, neutral water, or doesn't matter) is sodium acetate most soluble?
I already tried basic solution and got it wrong.
The acetate ion is hydrolyzed to give
C2H3O2^- + HOH ==> HC2H3O2 + OH^-
So adding acid will neutralize the OH^- on the right and make the reaction shift to the right. I think an acid solution is the correct answer.