If a solution has a #[H^+]# concentration of #4.5 * 10^-7# #M#, is this an acidic or basic solution?

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May 9, 2016

Answer:

The solution is acidic inasmuch as #pH<7#.

Explanation:

In water, acidity is measured by the logarithmic function #pH#, where #pH# #=# #-log_(10)[H_3O^+]#.

So #-log_(10)(4.5xx10^-7)# #=# #6.35#. This is slightly acidic as anticipated.