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HCN is mixed with water. Which is the best
description of what you would expect to find
in the solution?
1. CN+, OH−, and water molecules
2. HCN molecules and water molecules
3. H2CN+, OH−, and water molecules
4. HCN molecules, H3O+, CN1−, and water
5. H3O+, CN−, and water molecules
6. CN−, OH−, and water molecules

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    The CN^- hydrolyzes because it is a stronger base than H2O.
    CN^- + HOH ==> HCN + OH^-

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