I need some helps how does acid affect the ionization of water ?

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i need some helps....how does acid affect the ionization of water ?

....how does acid affect the ionization of water ?
if there are more hydroximum ions in the solution,what will the change of ionization of water?
 

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This is a very basic question...why don't you read your text? Assuming a strong acid/water solution for instance, the acid will protonate the water raising the concentration of hydronium relative to hydroxide, thus raising the pH.
 
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Yes. Very basic question. PLease consult your notes or textbook. When you add acid to "anything" (buffer solution, basic solution, neutral solution, acidic solution), it will lower the pH, even a tiny amount.

(GCT ---> don't you mean: "...thus lowering the pH")

I think that you may also be thinking about Le Chatelier's Principle here
2H2O --> H3O + OH
let's say you add H3O ions that are provided by the acid
how does that shift the equilibrium? use your knowledge of Le Chatelier's Principle.
 
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yes, lowering the pH
 

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