An aqueous solution containing 0.0020 mol/L barium hydroxide, what is the pH? I do the following: 14-(-log(0.0020))=11.3pH. The answer is 11.6.
2.0*10^-3 mol/L sodium hydroxide solution, what is the pH? I do the following: 14-(-log(0.002))=11.3pH. The answer is 9.3
When I solve for pH of solutions with acidic solutes, I get the accurate answer, such as in the question: 2.0*10^3 mol/L nitric acid solution, where I do: -log(0.002)=2.7pH, which matches the answer, 2.7.
My question is, why am I getting the discrepancy between the calculated and the given answer when calculating pH for solutions with base solute? Or am I not doing anything wrong?