Assuming equal concentrations , rank these solutions by pH. RbOH(aq), NH3(aq), HF(aq)

QuestionsCategory: ChemistryAssuming equal concentrations , rank these solutions by pH. RbOH(aq), NH3(aq), HF(aq)
Lisa Howell asked 5 months ago
Assuming equal concentrations , rank these solutions by pH. RbOH(aq), NH3(aq), HF(aq) HBr(aq), Ca(OH)2(aq).

I know the most acidic solution has the lowest pH and the most basic solution has the highest pH. But how am i supposed to know the pH if i don’t know the concentration of each solution?

5 Answers
Lisa Howell answered 5 months ago
I think the secret is in the wording of the problem. It says assuming EQUAL concns…..
I would divide these into bases and acid.
bases:
RbOH, NH3 and Ca(OH)2.
RbOH is the highest OH, followed by Ca(OH)2 and NH3. I rank RbOH higher than Ca(OH)2 because Ca(OH)2 isn’t a soluble as RbOH.

acid:
HBr, HF
HBr is a strong acid; HF is a weak acid. You should be able to rank all of them now.

Lisa Howell answered 5 months ago
Order is

Ca(OH)2
RbOH
NH3
HBrO
HNO3

It was on my homework too and this came out right

Lisa Howell answered 5 months ago
HI+RbOH=

Lisa Howell answered 5 months ago
NO idea

Lisa Howell answered 5 months ago
In acids, more electronegativity is more acid power.

In bases, less electronegativity is more bas power.

Because H is positive and elements with high electronegativity pushs more H+. So with this our acid will be more powerful.

And as same as acids, we calculate bases powers with this way.

Less electronegative elements pushes more OH-. So our bas becomes more powerful.

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