   Chapter 4, Problem 55PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

A table wine has a pH of 3.40. What is the hydronium ion concentration of the wine? Is it acidic or basic?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The hydronium ion concentration of the wine should be determined.

Concept introduction:

• pH of a solution is the negative of the base -10 logarithm of the hydronium ion concentration.

pH=-log[H3O+]

• Concentration of hydronium ion [H3O+]=10-pH
• For an acidic solution pH<7 and for a basic solution pH>7.
Explanation

Concentration of hydronium ion can be determined using the formula,

Concentration of hydronium ion [H3O+]=10-pH

The pH of the given wine solution is 3.40. Substituting this value in the above equation,

Then,

Concentration of hydronium ion  [H3

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