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Maya Gollamudi 1J wrote:How does the solvent play a role in the pH of a weak acid solution?
The pH is a measure of the concentration of H+ ions in solution. Some solvents may allow for the dissociation of a weak acid more than water, meaning that more H+ ions will dissociate. This means that the pH of the solution will be smaller in different solvents. I am not sure what other solvents are normally used when it comes to acid base reactions. I believe that the most common solvent is water.
Solvents can vary in their pH, and therefore the concentration of overall H+ and OH- ions there are in a given solution. The presence of the H+ and OH- already in the solvent would affect how much of the solute can dissociate.
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