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  1. R

    I am sure I am doing this Acid/Base problem wrong

    What is the pH of a solution made from 34.6 ml if 3.45*10^-4 M of H2SO4 added to 41.7 ml of 4.56*10^-4 M of Al(OH)3? I know how to find H+ and OH- and pH I also know how to use x mol / L, but I cannot get them to click together. Everyone keeps telling me to use RICE but my professor never...
  2. sidt36

    Concepts In Lewis acids

    How do I know which species is a Lewis acid and which is a Lewis base?
  3. Titan97

    Why equilibrium favours weak acid or weak base

    Homework Statement Which side does the equilibrium favour? Homework Equations Equilibrium favours weak acid or weak base (I don't know why :frown:) The Attempt at a Solution Using the given pka values, since the reactant is the weaker acid, reactants are favoured. (Backward reaction is...
  4. N

    When to use Kw and Ka

    So I've learnt that in strong acids that dissociate completely, the concentration of H+ is the same as the concentration of the initial solution. So 1M of a strong acid will create 1M of H+, meaning the pH is 0. I've also learnt that in weak acids, the whole thing doesn't dissociate. I have...
  5. Dong Aleta

    A question about the special case of calcium hydroxide

    Hi! I am having trouble understanding how a substance only slightly soluble in water is considered as a strong base. Isn't the definition of a base a substance that will increase the amount of OH- in a solution? In that case, shouldn't calcium hydroxide be considered a weak base because of its...
  6. Dong Aleta

    A question regarding the definition of acids and bases

    Hi! I just read in an inorganic chemistry book (by Whitten, et al.) that acids are defined as substances that produce H+ ions in dilute aqueous solutions, and bases are those that produce OH-. To me, this definition implies that a substance that has yet to produce an H+ or an OH- can already be...
  7. V

    Selective precipitation, purity and yield of precipitate

    Homework Statement An aqueous effluent contains 12 M Cd2+ and 10 M Mg2+ as solution of nitrates. Current practice is use NaOH to selectively precipitate the metals. (a) Is it feasible to get 0 Cd impurities in Mg ppt by using NaF instead of NaOH (back up your answer with adequate calculations)...
  8. J

    Procedure of preparation of HCl

    Homework Statement Knowing that HCl is strong acid we want to prepare HCl solution of pH=4.2.starting from a solution of pH=2.9.Explain briefly the procedure that should be followed to do this operation. Homework Equations pH=-log(H3O+) 3. The Attempt at a Solution [/B] I calculated: At...