Chemistry doubt

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I have a doubt in inorganic chemistry.

What is the pH of the resulting solution when 40 ml of HCl reacts with 16ml of NaOH ? (pH of HCl is 1 and pH of NaOH is 14 )

Please post the answer and solution.

Thanking you in advance

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Conc. of HCl = 0.1M Conc. of NaOH = 1M No. of moles of HCl= 0.004 No. of moles of NaOH= 0.016 Therefore, 0.004 moles HCl and NaOH will neutralise each other and 0.016-0.004=0.012 moles of NaOH will remain. conc. of NaOH=0.012/0.056=0.2M pOH= -log(0.2)=0.7 ph=13.3

Arpita Karkera - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Manish Dash

The given pH of NaOH is 14, hence it's molarity is 11. Similarly, the molarity of HCl is 10110^{-1}. Now, we have 1616ml NaOH and 4040ml HCl, which means:

Millimoles of NaOH= 1616

Millimoles of HCl= 40101=440*10^{-1}=4

Now, HCl is in deficit, hence it acts as limiting reagent. 44 millimoles of HCl will react with 44 millimoles of NaOH to form 44 millimoles of neutral compound NaClNaCl. Note that 1212 millimoles of NaOH is still in solution.

Now, after adding both solutions, the new volume is 16+40=56ml16+40=56\text{ml}. In this 5656ml, there is 1212 millimoles of NaOH, hence, molarity of this solution is:

M=12×10356×1000=1256=314=[OH]M=\frac {12 \times 10^{-3}} {56} \times 1000 = \frac {12} {56}= \frac {3} {14}=[OH^-]

Now,

pOH=log[OH]=log314=0.669pOH= -\log {[OH^-]}=-\log{\frac {3} {14}}=0.669 (approx. . logarithm is in base 1010)

Therefore:

pH=14pOH=13.33pH=14-pOH=13.33

Raghav Vaidyanathan - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Thank you very much @Raghav Vaidyanathan

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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1, i guess??

Abhineet Nayyar - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Why do you think so ?

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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See, HCl and NaOH being strong acid and base will completely neutralize equal volumes of each other giving us a neutral solution. But Since the volume of HCl solution is more, so we will be left with HCl solution of pH =1. What do you think??

Abhineet Nayyar - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Abhineet Nayyar Is there any thing to do about normality and concentration of solution ?

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Manish Dash Do u have the answer????

Abhineet Nayyar - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Abhineet Nayyar I don't have the answer

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Abhineet Nayyar Equal moles will react and not equal volumes. It depends upon concentration of HClHCl and NaOHNaOH

Pranjal Jain - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Sorry Manish but I have not studied pH & all that stuffs so I cannot help you :(

Harsh Shrivastava - 4 years, 7 months ago

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No problem. Thanks for replying

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Hi manish, thanks for mentioning me! But I guess U don't know that I am the weakest in Biology and Chemistry! But for your help, I would surely ask my coaching friends!

Swapnil Das - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Thank you

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Your most welcome ! I hope I could answer you at the earliest.

Swapnil Das - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Hey manish, could I mention a site for Your help?

Swapnil Das - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Yes please !!!

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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Stack Exchange Chemistry, post your question here, U would be answered at the earliest!

Swapnil Das - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Swapnil Das Thank you very much

Manish Dash - 4 years, 7 months ago

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@Manish Dash My pleasure! Feel free to ask me anything or mentioning me!

Swapnil Das - 4 years, 7 months ago

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