If the pH of a sample was 3, how many times more acidic is it than a sample with a pH of 6?

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Feb 25, 2016

Answer:

Sample 1 (#pH =3#) is 1000 times as acidic as sample 2.

Explanation:

#pH# #=# #-log_10[H^+]#. It follows that a #DeltapH# of #1# corresponds to a tenfold difference in acidity, of #2#, a hundredfold difference, and #3#, a thousandfold difference: i.e. #10^1#, #10^2#, #10^3#.