Problem: At 40.°C the value of Kw is 2.92 × 10–14.c. If the hydroxide ion concentration in a solution is 0.10 M, what is the pH at 40.°C?

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We’re being asked to determine the pH of solution 40.°C if the hydroxide ion concentration in a solution is 0.10 M, given a Kw of 2.92×10–14.

Recall that Kw is the autoionization constant of water, and is given by:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{w}}}{\mathbf{=}}\left[{\mathbf{H}}^{\mathbf{+}}\right]\left[{\mathbf{OH}}^{\mathbf{-}}\right]}$

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At 40.°C the value of Kw is 2.92 × 10–14.

c. If the hydroxide ion concentration in a solution is 0.10 M, what is the pH at 40.°C?

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