Say i were to mix a basewith a pH of say 8, with a pH 14. what would my final pH be? 11?
it depends upon the concentrations of each, and the pK of the bases - but it is safe to say that your pH will be somewhere between 8-14.
the exact pH will follow the Henderson-Hasselbach eq.
...and of course, the volume of each base matters.
It would *have* to follow a non-linear mixing formula, since the pH number is logarythmic. pH9 is 10x more alkaline than pH8; pH10 is 10x more alkaline than pH9.
a base with a pH of 8 is very weak, do you think that the weak base will hydrolyze more or less when there already exists a significant concentration of hydroxide (consider this problem in terms of rates). I'll explain the specifics later.
Not necessarilly. It can be strong, but diluted.
in the relative sense, as mentioned in the original post, yes it would be very weak...compared to one which would register a pH of 14.
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