Chemistry 12th Edition

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ISBN 10: 0078021510
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-151-0

Chapter 15 - Acids and Bases - Questions & Problems: 15.23

Answer

(a) $1.32 \times 10^{-2}M$ (b) $6.60 \times 10^{-3}M$

Work Step by Step

1. Find the concentration of $[OH^-]$: $[OH^-] = 10^{-pOH}$ $[OH^-] = 10^{-1.88} = 1.32 \times 10^{-2}M$ (a) Knowing that $[OH^-] = 1.32 \times 10^{-2}$ and KOH is a strong base: $[OH^-] = [KOH] = 1.32 \times 10^{-2}M$ (b) The $Ba(OH)_2$ is a strong base too, but, it has 2 $OH^-$ for each base molecule, therefore, the concentration of $OH^-$ is the double of the base concentration: $[OH^-] = [Ba(OH)_2] * 2$ $1.32 \times 10^{-2} \div 2 = [Ba(OH)_2]$ $[Ba(OH)_2] = 6.60 \times 10^{-3}M$
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