Problem: Calculate the pH of each of the following solutions of a strong acid in water.(a)    0.16 M HCl(b)    4.4 M HClO4(c)    2.3 x 10-11 M HI

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


The pH of a solution is given by:

pH=-log [H3O+]

where [H3O+] = hydronium ion concentration


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Calculate the pH of each of the following solutions of a strong acid in water.

(a)    0.16 M HCl
(b)    4.4 M HClO4
(c)    2.3 x 10-11 M HI

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