0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
Issue recognizing exponential problems

1 Answer

0 like 0 dislike
0 like 0 dislike
If normal is a pH of 7, and you have a pH of 8, you are 10x less acidic. It's just how pH is designed to work. Every digit down (or up) corresponds to a 10 fold increase (or decrease) in concentration of the H+ ion.

If you want to convert to real numbers, rather than funny ones, then you can get the actual value of the concentration of the H ion by finding 10^(-x) where x is your pH. From there normal math that you're accustomed to applies. Then you can move back to the pH scale after. You can see this is exactly what your book is having you do, just less explicitly.
by

No related questions found

24.8k questions

103k answers

0 comments

33.7k users

OhhAskMe is a math solving hub where high school and university students ask and answer loads of math questions, discuss the latest in math, and share their knowledge. It’s 100% free!