Stands for Potential of Hydrogen and is a measure of how acidic or base an aqueous substance is.

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NaOH Normality Slowly Changing

Our lab uses a sodium hydroxide solution of a (theoretically) known normality (0.8000 - 1.0000) to titrate product samples for quality control. However, we suspect that the normality of the ...
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Is the pH of a solution (orange juice) affected by the presence of a metal?

Is the pH of a solution (orange juice) affected by the presence of a metal (aluminium, tin or iron for example)? I know that the metal will corrode in the presence of an acid (citric acid in this ...
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pH of NaCl and NaOH solution?

What is the pH of a solution of 100 g of $\ce{NaCl}$ and 5 g of $\ce{NaOH}$ in 1 L of water? I suppose added $\ce{NaCl}$ shouldn’t change the pH since $\ce{NaOH}$ dissociates fully, so there is no ...
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Atmospheric Nitrogen gas and human body pH buffers

It looks like the human body doesn't have the ability to breakdown atmospheric $\ce{N2}$, as of now $\ldots$ So an enzyme like nitrogenase (found in cyanobacteria) fixes $\ce{N2}$ and produces ...
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Ph of acid would be one? [closed]

I am interested in the chemical lsd or "acid". I wanted to know if lsd is acid in its pure form would that mean it is water?
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About pH of an aqueous solution of SO2

How can I compare pH of an aqueous solution of $\ce{SO2}$ with that of pure water qualitatively? And I want to know what happen to the pH of an aqueous solution of $\ce{SO2}$ if I aerate it by ...
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Phosphate buffer from phosphoric acid and K2HPO4?

Is it possible to make a solution of ph 7 phosphate buffer solution using phosphoric acid and $\ce{K2HPO4}$ ? How can I calculate the amount of $\ce{K2HPO4}$ needed for 1L of phosphoric acid ? Edit: ...
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Why amino acids (Zwitterion) become either negative or positive at low and high pH solutions?

The amino acids are Zwitterions. In neutral pH, an Amino acids' amino group has a + postive charge and Carboxyl group has - negative charge. They cancel each others charge thanks to the H that's ...
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What's the pH of HCl?

I have to solve the following problem: What is the pH of $10^{-5}\ \ce{mol/L}$ chloridic acid (HCl) if it's 100% dissociated? I don't know how to use the existing formulas to come to the ...
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Is the Henderson–Hasselbalch equation volume independent?

Looking at this equation $\mathrm{pH} = \mathrm{p}K_\text{a} +\log\frac{[\ce{CB}]}{[\ce{A}]}$ makes me think that it is concentration independent. What I mean is, when we look at ...
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How to find pH by mixing two solutions of different concentrations?

A mixture is made by combining 110 mL of 0.15 M $\ce{HCl}$ and 215 mL of 0.055 M $\ce{HI}$. What is the pH of the solution? $$\ce{HCl -> H+ + Cl-}$$ $$\ce{HI -> H+ + I-}$$ According to ...
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Calculating Buffer Capacity

I completed a titration of Ammonium Acetate buffer solution and to it I added 2M Hydrochloric Acid. I measured the initial pH of the buffer solution before any acid was added and I used methyl ...
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Purification of water with ferric chloride

Ferric chloride ($\ce{FeCl3}$) is a chemical used in water treatment. If ferric chloride is added to a water sample containing calcium bicarbonate, would the $\mathrm{pH}$ of the solution decrease or ...
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Determining (approximately) the amount of a strong base needed to change a buffer's pH by a certain number of units

I'm measuring buffer capacity by titrating $\ce{NaOH}$ into a buffer of $\ce {H3PO4 + NaH2PO4}$. I'm measuring buffer capacity by recording the amount of $\ce{NaOH}$ required to increase the ...
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Investigating a factor affecting buffer capacity

I'm preparing for an experiment to investigate some factor affecting buffer capacity. At the moment, I'm looking at using a $\ce{NH_3}$ ($2\,\mathrm{M}$) $+$ $\ce{NH_4Cl}$ buffer, but I'm not sure ...
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How to calculate the pH of a saturated solution from its solubility constant Ksp and acidity constant Ka?

Given that $K_{\mathrm{sp}}(\ce{CaF2})=3.2\cdot 10^{-11}$, $K_{\mathrm{a}}(\ce{HF})=10^{-5}$, and $K_{\mathrm{w}}=10^{-14}$. Calculate $\mathrm{pH}$ of saturated $\ce{CaF2}$. Edit: Since my ...
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What is the necessary volume of concentrated HCl to prepare a solution with a pH of 1.8?

Here is my question: What volume of a concentrated $\ce{HCl}$ solution, which is $36.0\%$ $\ce{HCl}$ by mass and has a density of $1.179~\mathrm{g~mL^{-1}}$, should be used to make ...
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Dissolving Aspartic acid in vinegar?

I am trying to dissolve aspartic acid into vinegar as use as a carbon source in saltwater aquariums. It does not dissolve. I was told to increase the pH and it will work? What is the best way to ...
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Ksp calculation of Cr(OH)2

At $25~\mathrm{^\circ C}$, $10.24~\mathrm{mg}$ of $\ce{Cr(OH)2}$ are dissolved in enough water to make $125~\mathrm{mL}$ of solution. When equilibrium is established, the solution has a $\mathrm{pH}$ ...
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pH of dilute HCl solution

What is the pH of a solution of $3.4 \times 10^{-10}$ moles of $\ce{HCl}$ in a volume of $150.7L$? This is dilute so I expect pH to be high. $\frac{3.4 \times 10^{-10} mol}{150.7L} = 2.26 \times ...
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pH of a weak base calculation

Calculate the $\ce{pH}$ of a $100$ $\ce{mL}$ solution containing $0$$.0375$ moles of the weak base, Sodium Benzoate, $\ce{C6H5COONa}$. $$\ce{C6H5COO + H2O -> C6H6COO- + OH-}$$ $$\frac{0.0375 ...
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Why does an acid have a low pH value?

When study biology in class, I don't know how my teacher get to the topics on pH value. So, she says that pH stands for percentage hydrogen. Then, I thought there is something strange about it cause ...
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What is the role of pH in azo coupling reaction of diazonium with phenol and aniline?

Why is it so that azo coupling with phenol needs basic pH (9–10) and with aniline it needs acidic pH (4–5). How does pH participate in the mechanism? I have searched the internet for quite a while ...
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Potentiometric titration using a pH meter

Why is the pH of a buffer solution measured before measuring the pH of an unknown solution? I do not have any idea about it. I had read a chapter about ionic equilibrium and electrochemistry, but have ...
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Diluting acetic acid to obtain a solution of pH 5 [closed]

What percent of a solution needs to be acetic acid for a particular $\mathrm{pH}$? I have 100% acetic acid, and want $1~\mathrm{L}$ of solution with a $\mathrm{pH}$ of 5. I've done some research, but ...
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Equilibrium constants for lewis acids such as Ca2+

I need to calculate the theoretical $\mathrm{pH}$ in a $50~\mathrm{mL}$ water solution where $6.4\times10^{-4}~\mathrm{g}$ of $\ce{Ca^{2+}}$ is present. The reaction I base this on is the following ...
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Finding pH of a buffer

What is the pH of a solution prepared by mixing 25.00 mL of 0.10 M methylamine, $\ce{CH3NH2}$, with 25.00 mL of 0.10 M methylammonium chloride, $\ce{CH3NH3Cl}$? Assume that the volume of the solutions ...
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Determining the H⁺ Concentration of Na₃PO₄

The problem asks to determine the $[\ce{H+}]$ in a $0.20~\mathrm{M}$ solution of $\ce{Na3PO4}$. The $K_\mathrm{a}$ of $\ce{HPO4-}$ was given as $4.5\times 10^{-13}$, which then allows one to calculate ...
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After mixing, which species has the dominant affect on the pH of the solution that remains?

A solution is created by mixing $250\,\mathrm{mL}$ of $1\,\mathrm{M}$ $\ce{HCl}$, $250\,\mathrm{mL}$ of $1\,\mathrm{M}$ $\ce{CH3COOH}$ and $500\,\mathrm{mL}$ of $1.5\,\mathrm{M}$ $\ce{CsOH}$. The ...
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What is the pH of CsBr?

a) 3.8 b) 7 c) 9 d) 12 My Attempt: $\ce{Cs+ + H2O <<=> CsOH + H+}$ (because $\ce{CsOH}$ is a strong base, the forward reaction should not occur right)? $\ce{Br- + H2O <<=> HBr + ...
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Alkaline glycine buffer molarity

Having never prepared a buffer solution before, I am hoping for a little help in understanding the process. This method I plan to use calls for a 0.1M glycine buffer at pH 10.6. Some internet ...
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Effect of dilution on pH for HCl

Is it necessary to consider common ion effect when suppose a strong acid like HCl is added to water? For example in this question: 10 mL of $10^{-6 } \ce{mol/L \ HCl}$ solution is mixed with 90 mL of ...
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Can I make a pH 7 buffer from phosphoric acid and sodium hydroxide?

I am an electronics guy with not so much knowledge of chemistry. I would like to prepare a pH 7 buffer to test pH meters. All web references I have found so far describing how to make a phosphate ...
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Calculating pH for titration of weak base with strong acid

Calculate the pH at the equivalence point for the titration of 0.130 M methylamine ($\ce{CH3NH2}$) with 0.130 M $\ce{HCl}$. The Kb of methylamine is ${5.0×10^{–4}}$. So I started with the equation: ...
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How is the pKa of extremely weak acids determined?

According to Wikipedia the conjugate acid of LDA has a pKa of about 35 - which is in line with figures I've seen elsewhere. How then can such a weak acid's pKa of be determined? If the determination ...
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What's a good resource/book on pH measurements?

Most resources on pH and the electrochemistry behind it that I've found are IMHO too superficial. For example, they explain that an electrode with less than 80% slope should be discarded, but not why ...
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Can I use my extech pH 60 meter to measure soil pH if so how?

Can I use my extech pH60 meter to measure soil pH if so how? I included a link to the meter. Extech pH 60
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How concentrated can an acid be?

How concentrated can an acid be without it being supersaturated? Is there a certain limit to how concentrated an acid or base can be? When I mean concentration, I mean molarity; so how concentrated ...
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Chalcogens' hydrides as acids?

I've noticed that chalcogens never form binary acids, and instead end up like water, with very little acidity. Why is this? Or am I wrong and there's a counterexample, if so please give it.
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Slow acidification process

I'm trying to find a substitute of Glucono delta-lactone (GDL). This food additive is usually used to produce silk tofu. Because of its slow hydrolysis the pH decreases very smoothly, which results in ...
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Finding new pH after NaOH added to buffer soln given original pH and concentrations of both components

I have a buffer containing 0.2000 M of the acid HA, and 0.1500 M of it's conjugate base A-, with a pH of 3.35. I need to find the pH after 0.0015 mol of NaOH is added to 0.5000 L of the solution. I ...
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How do you find the pH of a solution from a density and weight percentage? [closed]

An $\ce{HCl}$ solution of density $\mathrm{1.19~g~ml^{-1}}$ has weight percentage of 38%. Find it's pH. Since there is no given volume I assume there is no way to solve this?
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How to calculate the pH of a sodium fluoride and hydrogen fluoride aqueous mixture? [closed]

What is the pH of a solution that is $0.20~\mathrm{M}$ in $\ce{HF}$ and $0.40~\mathrm{M}$ in $\ce{NaF}$? $K_a = 7.2\cdot10^{-4}$ I am stumped on this question. Is the concentration greater in ...
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pH Activity much lower than pH experimental and pH calculated

Why is the $\mathrm{pH}$ using activity coefficients significantly lower than calculated and measured $\mathrm{pH}$? Here is my work: $\ce{H2PO4- + NaOH <=> HPO4^2- + H2O + Na+}$ ...
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Impossible pH For Aqueous Weak Acid Solution

An aqueous solution of $\ce{HCl}$ has a $\mathrm{pH}$ of $0.00$ if $[\ce{H+}] = 1.00 \; \mathrm{M}$. I tried to see if an aqueous solution of acetic acid could have a $\mathrm{pH}$ of $0.00$, given ...
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Carbonic acid-hydrogencarbonate buffer system pH calculation?

I am learning about the pH of buffer solutions, and am slightly confused by my text book's calculation. For the blood's buffer system of carbonic acid and hydrogencarbonate ions as the conjugate case, ...
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Why is ionic strength (mu) calculated differently for these 2 examples?

In the following examples; I don't understand why $\ce{Na_3PO_4}$ is a much more complicated process when calculating $\mu$ compared to $\ce{NaH_2PO_4}$ and $\ce{Na_2HPO_4}$. Specifically, I don't ...
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Henderson–Hasselbalch equation

So will the Hasselbalch equation be able to calculate the pH when you have an acidic solution and you add a basic solution? Will that be possible or should you must add only add an acid to calculate ...
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How to report pH values?

I have measured the pH in the water-soluble fraction of a powder. I weighed in a certain amount of powder and a certain amount of water, and extracted the water-soluble fraction. I then measured the ...
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How do I know that an acid and conjugate base are present in equimolar amounts?

Acetylsalicylic acid is a molecule in several popular drugs such as Magnyl and aspirin. Its pKa is 3.5, and I'm about to calculate the pH of a 0.010 M solution of acetylsalicylic acid. I've read up ...