[OH-] & pOH

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Labiba Sardar 2A
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[OH-] & pOH

Postby Labiba Sardar 2A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:38 am

Can someone please explain conceptually why decreasing [OH-] makes the pOH increase?

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Re: [OH-] & pOH

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:40 pm

The p in p[OH-] stands for -log base 10. You can look at a graph of y=p(x). When the inputted value increases, the function decreases. Likewise the value of When the concentration of OH- decreases, the function p[OH-] increases. This is true for [H+] as well.

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Re: [OH-] & pOH

Postby DLee_1L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 5:24 pm

Yeah, think of pOH is for OH just as pH is for H. Its just that pH is used more often.

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Re: [OH-] & pOH

Postby Kelly Yun 2I » Sat Dec 05, 2020 11:08 pm

pH or pOH is the negative log of the concentration of the molecule, which means that they have an inverse relationship.

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