## Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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# Chapter 16 - Exercises - Page 771: 15

#### Answer

pH is defined as the negative of the log (base 10) of the hydronium ion concentration: $$pH = -log[H_3O^+] = -log[H^+]$$ Acidic solution: $pH \lt 7$ Neutral solution: $pH = 7$ Basic solution: $pH \gt 7$

#### Work Step by Step

pH is defined as the negative of the log (base 10) of the hydronium ion concentration: $$pH = -log[H_3O^+] = -log[H^+]$$ Acidic solution: $pH \lt 7$ Neutral solution: $pH = 7$ Basic solution: $pH \gt 7$

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