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Is KCl an acid or base?

The ions from KCl derive from a strong acid (HCl) and a strong base (KOH). Therefore, neither ion will affect the acidity of the solution, so KCl is a neutral salt. Although the K + ion derives from a strong base (KOH), the NO 2 ion derives from a weak acid (HNO 2).

Similarly, what type of bond is formed in KCl?

When the two atoms are in contact, potassium readily transfers its outer electron to chlorine which readily accepts it, resulting in both atoms achieving a state of eight outermost electrons. With this electron transfer, the ionic bond in KCl is formed.

What compound is KCl?

Potassium chloride (KCl) is a metal halide salt composed of potassium and chlorine. It is odorless and has a white or colorless vitreous crystal appearance. The solid dissolves readily in water and its solutions have a salt-like taste.

What is the charge of potassium in the compound KCl?

In your case, KCl is an ionic compound. It consists of K? ions and Cl? ions. The oxidation number of K is +1 (Rules 1 and 2).
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