We are being asked to determine the pH of the following two-component solution:
6.00 × 10−2 M in HI and 8.50 × 10−3 M in HF
Recall that the pH and pOH of a compound determine its acidity and basicity.
▪ pH stands for the negative logarithmic function of hydronium ion concentration
▪ can be calculated using the following equation:
Take note that: [H+] = [H3O+]
This means that for this mixture, the pH will depend on the concentration of the strong acid, HI:
Determine the pH of each of the following two-component solutions.
6.00×10−2 M in HI and 8.50×10−3 M in HF