Problem: Find the pH of each mixture of acids.1.5×10−2 M in HBr and 2.0×10−2 M in HClO4

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In this problem, we are asked to find the pH of a mixture of acids.


Remember that HClO4 and HBr are strong, monoprotic oxyacid.

Recall that strong acids completely dissociate in water and that acids donate H+ to the base (water in this case). 


The dissociation of HClO4 is as follows:


HClO4(aq) + H2O(l)  H3O+(aq) + ClO4(aq)



The dissociation of HBr is as follows:


HBr(aq) + H2O(l)  H3O+(aq) + Br(aq)


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Find the pH of each mixture of acids.

1.5×10−2 M in HBr and 2.0×10−2 M in HClO4

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