Base plus base?

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Serene_Chaos
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Say i were to mix a basewith a pH of say 8, with a pH 14. what would my final pH be? 11?
 

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Serene_Chaos said:
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.
 
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Gokul43201
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...and of course, the volume of each base matters.
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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GCT said:
a base with a pH of 8 is very weak

Not necessarilly. It can be strong, but diluted.
 
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Say i were to mix a basewith a pH of say 8, with a pH 14. what would my final pH be? 11?

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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