# Why does a #23*g# mass of calcium hydroxide dissolved in a #400*mL# volume of water, have #[HO^-]-=1.55*mol*L^-1#?

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Oct 16, 2016

#### Answer:

It seems that you have grasped the concept of stoichiometry:

#### Explanation:

Each mole of calcium hydroxide clearly gives 2 moles of hydroxide anion upon dissolution, simply because of the formulation of calcium hydroxide. Is this clear?

To put it another way, the given solution is