## How to take the log to get the pH?

tonyhu
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### How to take the log to get the pH?

What does the math function mean?

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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

The formula for pH is pH = -log[H+]. This means pH is the negative base 10 logarithm of the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution. To calculate it, take the log of the hydrogen ion concentration and reverse the sign to get the answer.

AngieGarcia_4F
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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

If you were given a Hydrogen concentration of [H+]=0.1M, for example, and asked to find the pH, you would plug the concentration into the formula pH=-log[H+]; pH=-log[0.1M], and just plug it into your calculator.

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 2L
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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

AngieGarcia_4F wrote:If you were given a Hydrogen concentration of [H+]=0.1M, for example, and asked to find the pH, you would plug the concentration into the formula pH=-log[H+]; pH=-log[0.1M], and just plug it into your calculator.

So would our answer just be 1? Also, would this be interpreted as our pH being 1?

Esha Chawla 2E
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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 3J wrote:
AngieGarcia_4F wrote:If you were given a Hydrogen concentration of [H+]=0.1M, for example, and asked to find the pH, you would plug the concentration into the formula pH=-log[H+]; pH=-log[0.1M], and just plug it into your calculator.

So would our answer just be 1? Also, would this be interpreted as our pH being 1?

Yes - the pH would be 1.

On a related note, you can use the formula pOH = -log[OH-] to find the pOH. For example, if your [OH-] concentration were 0.1M, you would plug it into -log[0.1], resulting in a pOH of 1.

Khushboo_3D
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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

Diana Chavez-Carrillo 3J wrote:
AngieGarcia_4F wrote:If you were given a Hydrogen concentration of [H+]=0.1M, for example, and asked to find the pH, you would plug the concentration into the formula pH=-log[H+]; pH=-log[0.1M], and just plug it into your calculator.

So would our answer just be 1? Also, would this be interpreted as our pH being 1?

This would be interpreted as being a very strong acid.

BeylemZ-1B
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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

would a really weak base be close to 7? or as far away from 7 as possible?

for example:
would a pH of 8 be more or less basic than a pH of 12?

Eunice Nguyen 4I
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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

BeylemZ-4A wrote:would a really weak base be close to 7? or as far away from 7 as possible?

for example:
would a pH of 8 be more or less basic than a pH of 12?

A pH of 8 would be less basic than a pH of 12. A really weak base would be as far away from 14.

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### Re: How to take the log to get the pH?

BeylemZ-4A wrote:would a really weak base be close to 7? or as far away from 7 as possible?

for example:
would a pH of 8 be more or less basic than a pH of 12?

a pH of 8 would be less basic than a pH of 12.

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