6B. 9

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6B. 9

Postby Ariel Fern 2B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:10 pm

For this problem, it gives you a [H3O+] of 1.50 mol/L. When I take the negative log of this, I got a negative pH of -0.176 instead of 0.176. Am I overlooking something with the positive/negative sign? Thanks for the help!

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Re: 6B. 9

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:55 pm

No, there is a mistake in the solutions manual. The pH should be negative as it is for solutions with [H3O+] > 1.0 M

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