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Ammonium chloride is basic in nature.

A

True

B

False

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B

False

Ammonium chloride is a neutral salt but its solution is slightly acidic because ammonium ion () is a strong conjugate acid of a weak base ammonia and chloride ion () is weak conjugate base of strong acid .Hence, in the solution the conjugate acid is stronger than the weak base ammonia and the solution is slightly acidic.

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