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pH and pOH

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:16 pm
by Jose Robles 1D
If one has the concentration of one or the other, can the other half be found (for example, I know the pH, but with that information can I determine the pOH?)?

Re: pH and pOH

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pm
by Eesha Chattopadhyay 2K
Yes, pH+pOH =14, so this can be used to determine the other if you have either the pH or the pOH.

Re: pH and pOH

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:18 pm
by Charysa Santos 4G
If you know the pH, for example pH = 6, then according to the equation pH + pOH = 14 (derived from pKw = pH + pOH) then you would just set pOH = 14 - pH (6) so your pOH would equal 8.

Re: pH and pOH

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:19 pm
by Fdonovan 3D
Yes, pOH + pH = 14 so you can just do a little algebra to rearrange that equation to solve for what you're looking for.

Re: pH and pOH

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:21 pm
by SarahCoufal_1k
yes! pOH + pH = 14 so you can. just subtract 14 from whichever. concentration you have and you have the other one as well

Re: pH and pOH

Posted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 7:23 pm
by Donavin Collins 1F
Yes. Since pH + pOH = 14, you can find either one as long as you have the other.