Recall: Water dissociates into hydrogen and hydroxide ions.
H2O ⇋ H+ (hydrogen) + OH– (hydroxide)
The addition of a strong acid like HCl to an aqueous solution would result in
a. an increase in pH.
b. both the release of H+ and an increase in pH.
c. both the release of H+ and a decrease in pH.
d. the release of H+ into the solution.
e. a decrease in pH.
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