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What does it mean to have the pH of a solution equal to zero?


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2007-06-01 02:40:51
2007-06-01 02:40:51

The pH is define in the following way: pH = -log [H+] What that means is the pH is the negative of the base 10 logarithm of the concentration of hydrogen ions in the solution. So, if you have a pH = 0, that means that the concentration of H+ is equal to 1 molar, because -log(1) = 0. If you have a 1 M solution of any strong acid, the pH will be equal to zero.


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