Is KF an acid or base or salt?

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Potassium fluoride, KF is neither an acid nor a base. It is a basic salt. KF is a salt made from the neutralization of weak acid (HF) and strong base (KOH). Its pH value is more than 7.

In chemistry, salt is a substance obtained by the neutralization of acid compounds with base compounds. Salt is made up of a cation(base) and an anion(acid), the bond between a cation and anion is ionic, hence it is also called an ionic compound.

Neutralization reaction of acid, base, and salt

There are three types of salts formed in the neutralization reaction “Acidic salt”, “Basic salt”, and “Neutral salt”.

how to classify salt as acidic, basic, or neutral?

Acidic salt: Acidic salt is formed when a neutralization reaction carries out between strong acid and a weak base.

Basic salt:  A basic salt is formed when a neutralization reaction carries out between a strong base and weak acid.

Neutral salt: This salt has a pH value equal to 7 which means it neither has acidic properties nor basic properties. It is formed when a neutralization reaction carries out between a strong acid and a strong base or weak acid and a weak base.

Check these two articles to understand the acid and bases concept.

⇒ How to tell if acid or base is strong or weak?

⇒ How to tell if something is acid, base, salt, or neutral?

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