What is the pH of a 0.0453 M #HCl# solution?

1 Answer
Jul 14, 2016

Answer:

#pH = 1.344#

Explanation:

Hydrochloric acid is a stong acid, it fully ionizes to produce the hydronium ion and the chloride ion.

#HCl -> H^+ + Cl^-#

So, #[H^+] = [HCl] # as a result of the complete ionization.

# [H^+] = 0.0453 \ M#

#pH = - log (0.0453)#

#pH = 1.344#