I'm teaching myself Gen. Chem II, and am doing alright, but when it comes to questions like the following, I'm in a bit of a bind as to anticipating how the reactions/ molecules will function:
Predict whether the equivalence point is at, above, or below pH 7.0 for
a. formic acid and NaOH
b. calcium hydroxide and perchloric acid
c. pyridine and nitric acid
I think(?) that a. is a weak acid with a strong base, and so would be >pH7.0,
that b. is a strong base with a weak acid and so would =pH 7.0, and have no real idea what to do with c. Am I thinking about this correctly, or do I need to balance the equations and (somehow?!) evaluate the products? Thanks!