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PH in solutions

  1. Nov 14, 2009 #1
    Say you have a solution with 4 substances, X substance with pH 3.3, Y with a pH of 2.6, Z substance pH of 2.4 and W with a pH of 2.5. All of the substances are at 100% concentration

    You also know the volume and pH of the overall solution.

    Is it possible to determine purity in terms of X? (concentration). I was thinking no because there are too many substances of unknown volume in the solution.
     
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  3. Nov 14, 2009 #2

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    No idea what you mean - you can't have solution with several different pH's at the same time.

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  4. Nov 15, 2009 #3
    I think he is referring to the PH of each substance when it is in his own.
     
  5. Nov 15, 2009 #4

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    Probably, but even then question requires fiurther assumptions about what he means by "at 100% concentration". Instead of guesswork I prefer to ask for clarification - besides, quite often trying to clarify people start to understand why question has no answer :wink:

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