A salt is dissolved in water and the pH of this salt solution is measured with a universal indicator paper. If the pH of solution is less than 7, the salt is most likely to be:
NH4Cl is formed from a weak base, ammonium hydroxide (NH4OH), and a strong acid, hydrochloric acid (HCl). On hydrolysis, NH4Cl forms more H+ ions than OH- ions. Thus, it is acidic, with a pH less than 7.
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