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Ph Problem

  1. Mar 21, 2005 #1
    Captain Kirk, of the Starship Enterprise, has been told by his superiors that only a chemist can be trusted with the combination to the safe containing the dilithium crystals that power the ship. The combination, which consists of four numbers, is the pH of solution A described below, followed by the pH of solution C. (Example: If the pH of solution A is 3.47 and that of solution C is 8.15, then the combination to the safe is 3-47-8-15.) The chemist must find the combination using only the information below. All solutions are at 25EC.

    Solution A is 50.0 mL of a 0.100 M solution of the weak monoprotic acid HX.

    Solution B is a 0.0500 M solution of the salt NaX. It has a pH of 10.02.

    Solution C is made by adding 15.0 mL of 0.225 M KOH to solution A.

    What is the combination of the safe?

    Hint: You don't need to know the identity of X, except that the X in solution A is the same as in solution B.
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  3. Mar 21, 2005 #2
    Please do not double post. I have responded in the homework forum.
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