# Give the pH that corresponds to each solution and classify it as acidic, basic, or neutral: a . [ H 3 O + ] = 10 -10 b . [ H 3 O + ] = 10 -6 c . [ H 3 O + ] = 10 -12 d . [ H 3 O + ] = 0 .001

### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692

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### Chemistry In Focus

7th Edition
Tro + 1 other
Publisher: Cengage Learning,
ISBN: 9781337399692
Chapter 13, Problem 38E
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## Give the pH that corresponds to each solution and classify it as acidic, basic, or neutral: a .                     [ H 3 O + ]  = 10 -10 b .                    [ H 3 O + ]  = 10 -6 c .                     [ H 3 O + ]  = 10 -12 d .                    [ H 3 O + ]  = 0 .001

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given solutions pH is to be calculated and nature of the solution is to be classified.

Concept Introduction:

The pH of an aqueous solution is the measurement of hydrogen ion activity. Here, pH stands for potential of hydrogen. It is represented as

pH=log[H+].

Based on the hydrogen and hydroxide ion concentrations, solutions maybe neutral, acidic, or basic in nature.

If the concentrations of hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions are equal, then the solution will be neutral; if the concentration of hydrogen ions is greater than hydroxide ions, then the solution will be acidic in nature; if the concentration of hydroxide ions is greater than hydrogen ions, then the solution will be basic in nature.

### Explanation of Solution

a) [H3O+]=1010.

Using the equation, pH of the solution can be calculated as follows:

pH=log[H+]=log[1010]=(10)log10=10

The pH of the solution is calculated to be 10. Hence, the solution is basic in nature.

b) [H3O+]=106.

Using the equation, pH of the solution can be calculated as follows:

pH=log[H+]=log[106]=(6)log10=6

The pH of the solution is calculated to be 6

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