Is pH normally taken at equilibrium concentrations?

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Hannah Lee 2F
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Is pH normally taken at equilibrium concentrations?

Postby Hannah Lee 2F » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:26 pm

If the question gives you a pH of a solution with a certain initial molarity, could you imply that the [H+] you calculate from it is its equilibrium [H+] concentration?

Ami_Pant_4G
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Re: Is pH normally taken at equilibrium concentrations?

Postby Ami_Pant_4G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:29 pm

I think yes, if it doesn't say anything like "the starting or initial pH was...", you can assume it is at equilibrium.

dtolentino1E
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Re: Is pH normally taken at equilibrium concentrations?

Postby dtolentino1E » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:30 pm

i think the problem will specify if the pH is at the initial or equilibrium state of the solution, because you could put that H+ concentration at either point when making your ICE table

Indy Bui 1l
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Re: Is pH normally taken at equilibrium concentrations?

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:31 pm

Usually it should tell you if it isn't taken at equilibrium. This really isn't a big problem, just make sure you put the H+ concentration in the correct place in the ice tables.


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