Interpretation: The hydrogen ion concentration of the given solution has to be calculated
The concentration of hydrogen ion is measured using scale. The acidity of aqueous solution is expressed by scale.
The of a solution is defined as the negative base-10 logarithm of the hydrogen or hydronium ion concentration.
Relationship between and
is similar to . The only difference is that in the concentration of hydroxide ion is used as a scale while in , the concentration of hydronium ion is used.
The relationship between the hydronium ion concentration and the hydroxide ion concentration is given by the equation,
As and are opposite scale, the total of both has to be equal to 14.
To Calculate: The hydrogen ion concentration of the given solution