Problem: What is the pH of a 0.044 M HI solution?A) 3.12B) 12.64C) 10.88D) 15.36E) 1.36

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We’re being asked to calculate the pH of a 0.044 M HI solution.


We can calculate pH using the following equation:

pH=-log H+

Take note that:         [H+] = [H3O+]


HI is one of the strong binary acids. Since HI is a strong acid, it will completely dissociate in the solution:

HI(aq) → H+(aq) + I-(aq)

Given:            [HI] = 0.044 M

Ratio:             1 mol of HI produces 1 mol of H+

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What is the pH of a 0.044 M HI solution?

A) 3.12

B) 12.64

C) 10.88

D) 15.36

E) 1.36

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