An aqueous solution of LiHS will be basic. The Li+ is the cation of a strong base (LiOH), thus it is a neutral ion and has no effect on the pH of the solution. The HS- is from a weak acid (H2S), thus it is a basic ion. A solution of this compound in water will, therefore, be basic.
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