1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data 2. The attempt at a solution The way I understand, they would all dissociate like this: NaCl(s) --> Na(+) + Cl(-) I'm pretty sure the Cl(-) is a Bronsted base, or anything with a -ve charge, but as for the solution as a whole being basic, I'm not sure what they're asking.... Basically I'm screwed. Is this something you have to just know already? Can anyone help me figure this out or refer me to a helpful resource?