Suppose you have a HCl solution of 2.00 M(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Now suppose you keep on adding water, with no limit on how much water you are adding.

We will reach a point where the HCl concentration is so low that if you take the negative log of the [H+] , you get a number greater than 7.

Doesn't this mean that we essentially have a "basic" HCl solution? But I thought that was impossible.

What's the catch here?

Thanks!

BiP

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# Can hydrochloric acid be basic?

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