# Assertion (A) : The aqueous solution of $CH_3 COONa$ is alkaline in nature. Reason (R) : Acetate ion undergoes anionic hydrolysis.

(1) both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)

(2) both (A) and (R) are true but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A)

(3) (A) is true but (R) is not true

(4) (A) is not true but (R) is  true

(1) both (A) and (R) are true and (R) is the correct explanation of (A)