Changing pH of Nitric Acid

  1. 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.

  2. jcsd
  3. Borek

    Staff: Mentor

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

    chemisttree 3,717
    Science Advisor
    Homework Helper
    Gold Member

    Neutral water is pH 7. Adding that to nitric acid of any concentration will never raise it above that pH.
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thead via email, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Have something to add?