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PH of a Nitric Acid Solution

40.4mL of 0.100M nitric acid solution is added to a 1.00L volumetric flask and the solution is made up to the mark. What is the pH of the solution?

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pH is defined as the -log of the molar concentration of hydrogen ions in solution:

-log [H+],

and that's what we need to find in order to solve the problem.

The common link between the information given and the information needed to solve the problem is the number of moles of hydrogen ions (or hydronium ions).

We are told that we have 40.4mL of 0.100M ...

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