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Changing pH of Nitric Acid

  1. Mar 28, 2012 #1

    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.

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  3. Mar 28, 2012 #2


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    You can add base to change solution pH, but it will be no longer nitric acid.
  4. Mar 29, 2012 #3


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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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