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Posted by on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 5:58pm.

In the test for chloride ion why is it necessary to acidify with hno3

  • Chemistry - , Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 6:01pm

    You must mean HNO3 since there is no such thing as hno3. When adding AgNO3 to a solution to test for Cl^-, you acidify with HNO3 to make sure the soln is acid enough that AgOH does not ppt.

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