Changing pH of Nitric Acid

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Hi

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.

Thanks
 

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Borek
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You can add base to change solution pH, but it will be no longer nitric acid.
 
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chemisttree
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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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