Problem: What is the pH of 0.0157 M HBr?

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We’re being asked to calculate the pH of  0.0157 M HBr


First, we need to identify whether the given acid is weak or strong. 


Weak acids are weak electrolytes that don’t completely ionize but instead reach a state of equilibrium. 


However, it’s easier to identify strong acids than familiarize yourself with all the weak acids (since the common strong acids have rules and are relatively fewer).


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What is the pH of 0.0157 M HBr?