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Homework Help: Reaction between potassiumhydrogensulfate & potassiumhydroxide

  1. Feb 18, 2013 #1

    Is the reaction between potassiumhydrogensulfate & potassiumhydroxide a proton-transfer reaction? If it is, it must also be an acid-base reaction. But the problem is that its not a reaction between an acid & base, but between a salt & a base!

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  3. Feb 19, 2013 #2


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    Write formula of potassium hydrogen sulfate and dissociation reaction for the salt.
  4. Feb 19, 2013 #3


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    Just because it happens to be a "salt", it doesn't means it always loses its ability to react with other acid or base. And also, acid and base are relative terms, so don't worry about KHSO4 being acidic or basic.
  5. Feb 20, 2013 #4
    Thanks for the help Borek & Agnuke. :)
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