What is a gas that dissolves readily in water to produce a solution with a pH of about 11?

1 Answer
Sep 14, 2016

Answer:

Possibly ammonia, #NH_3#, which is extremely soluble in water.

Explanation:

Ammonia undergoes the following acid base equlibrium in water:

#NH_3(aq) + H_2O(l) rightleftharpoonsNH_4^+ + HO^-#

#pK_b=4.75#.

Look for ammonia fountains on youtube; they are spectacular reactions.