Classify each solution as acidic, basic, or neutral according to its pH value.

(a) pH = 8.0

(b) pH = 7.0

(c) pH = 3.5

(d) pH = 6.1

Problem 67P

Classify each solution as acidic, basic, or neutral according to its pH value.

(a) pH = 8.0

(b) pH = 7.0

(c) pH = 3.5

(d) pH = 6.1

Step by step solution

Step 1 of 4

- If a solution has pH 1-7, then hydronium ion concentration dominates the hydroxide concentration so the solution will be acidic in nature

- If the value of pH is 7 then the concentration of the hydronium ion and hydroxide ion are equal so the solution will be neutral

- If the value of pH is 7-14 then the hydroxide ion concentration dominates hydronium ion concentration so the solution will be basic in nature.

(a)

From the given,

pH = 8.0

Here, the solution is basic because the value of pH >7.

Therefore, the solution is basic.

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