Give reason :
Carbonic acid gives an acid salt but hydrochloric acid does not.

In this question I was told to write the answer in terms of basicity( monobasic , dibasic, etc.).....if I write it in terms of partial replacement will the answer be wrong ??

Dear Student,
The correct answer for this will be:
Carbonic acid (H2CO3) is a dibasic acid with two replacable hydrogen ions,therefore it forms one acid salt i.e acidic.
Hydrochloric acid (HCL)  is a monobasic acid with one replacable hydrogen ion,therefore it forms a normal salt not acidic.
Partial replacement can also be write,but if asked in terms of dibasic and monobasic then refer the above given solution.
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