# A white sodium salt dissolves readily in water to give a solution which is neutral to litmus. When silver nitrate solution is added to the solution, a

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A white sodium salt dissolves readily in water to give a solution which is neutral to litmus. When silver nitrate solution is added to the solution, a white precipitate is obtained which does not dissolve in dil. HNO_(3). The anion could be :
A. CO_(3)^(2-)
B. Cl^(-)
C. SO_(3)^(2-)
D. S^(2-)

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NaCl+AgNO_(3) to AgCl darr ("white") + NaNO_(3), Ag_(2)S darr("black").
Ag_(2)CO_(3) " and" Ag_(2)SO_(3) dissolves in dilute HNO_(3) liberating CO_(2) " and" SO_(2) respectively.
Both Ag_(2)CO_(3) " and" Ag_(2)SO_(3) are white . AgCl is white but insoluble in dilute HNO_(3). NaCl solution is neutral to litmus as it is a salt of strong acid and strong base.