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Changing pH of Nitric Acid

by Howlin
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Mar28-12, 06:36 AM
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I have done some research into changing the pH of an acid and I have gotten mixed answers

I have Nitric Acid of pH3 and I want to increase it to approximatly pH10. I have deionized water and want to add it to the Nitric Acid until its pH is approximatly 10.

I have come across different pages which says it can be done, while other pages says it cant be done.

Is there anyone out there that can answer this as I am really confused.

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Mar28-12, 07:35 AM
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You can add base to change solution pH, but it will be no longer nitric acid.
Mar29-12, 04:20 PM
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Neutral water is pH 7. Adding that to nitric acid of any concentration will never raise it above that pH.

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