Where do strong acids and bases fall on the pH scale?
When determining the pH of a strong acid or base you should be given a concentration in molarity (moles/liter).
Since strong acids and bases completely disassociate in water you can take the
You can see that it would have a pH of 1.23
You do the same thing for strong bases, but you have to remember that the answer that you will get will be
For example, if you have a
From that information you can see that acidic solutions have a lower pH and basic solutions have a higher pH.