Why is KCL Neutral?
Experts had long agreed that KCL or potassium chloride is considered as a neutral solution. It has a strong base, as well as strong acids that harmonize together to form a neutral solution.
A good example of a neutral solution is pure water. Neutral solutions are also classified based on their PH Level (Power of Hydrogen). There are other elements that also have a neutral state, neither acidic nor alkaline in nature.
PH is used to measure the acidity or basicity of a solution. It ranges from 0-14, and 7 is the middleman among the calculations of acidity or basicity. If the solution is below 7 then it is called an acidic solution. If the PH scale is higher than 7 it is called a basic solution. The difference between these two factors allows people to know whether the solution is acidic or not. Since water is a neutral solution, other solutions mixed with water can either become acidic or basic.
When potassium chloride is dissolved in water, the result will be a neutral solution. Since the ions of potassium chloride don’t generally affect the properties of water (it dissolves and harmonizes completely with water), it stays as a neutral solution.
Potassium chloride is a solution that affects the functions of the human body. It is a drug that greatly affects our body particularly the heart, muscles and our blood. You can say that its neutrality can also be described on how a person uses it. When it is used within its right limits, it can be very beneficial to our body. When it is used in excess, it will cause complications that might even lead to fatalities.