# Calculate the pH of a solution with a pOH of 5. Is this solution acidic or basic?

Jun 1, 2018

$9$ and basic

#### Explanation:

$\text{pH + pOH = 14} \textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots}${Why does pH + pOH = 14?}

$\text{pH" = 14 - "pOH}$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{pH}} = 14 - 5$
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\text{pH}} = 9$

We got $\text{pH}$ more than $7$. Hence the solution is basic.