Problem: The Kw for water at 0 °C is 0.12× 10–14. Calculate the pH of a neutral aqueous solution at 0 °C.Is a pH = 7.25 solution acidic, basic, or neutral at 0 °C?

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We are asked to calculate the pH of a neutral aqueous solution at 0 °C.

$\overline{){{\mathbf{K}}}_{{\mathbf{w}}}{\mathbf{=}}\mathbf{\left[}{\mathbf{H}}_{\mathbf{3}}{\mathbf{O}}^{\mathbf{+}}\mathbf{\right]}\mathbf{\left[}{\mathbf{OH}}^{\mathbf{-}}\mathbf{\right]}}$

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The Kw for water at 0 °C is 0.12× 10–14. Calculate the pH of a neutral aqueous solution at 0 °C.

Is a pH = 7.25 solution acidic, basic, or neutral at 0 °C?