# Is a solution with a pOH of 12.1 acidic, basic, or neither?

##### 1 Answer

This value specifies a highly acidic solution...............

#### Explanation:

For the acid-base equilibrium that operates in water.....

We know that at under standard conditions,

This defines the acid-base equilibrium, the autoprotolysis of water.

We can take

And on rearrangement,

Given that

And given that

Now this might seem a lot of work, but only because I derived the equation. You must be able to use the relationship...........

These logarithmic terms were introduced back in the day, before the advent of electronic calculators. Log tables, printed values of