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 Form 4 Acids, Bases and Salts Topical Questions and Answers

Aqueous hydrogen chloride reacts with potassium manganite (VII) to produce chlorine gas, while a solution of hydrogen chloride in methylbenzene has no effect on potassium manganite (VII).Explain this observation.

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Answer Text:
Hydrogen chloride in water ionizes to form hydrogen and chloride ions hence showing acidic properties. In methylbenzene however it remains in
molecular form and does not display acidic properties.