How is pH calculated?
Simply so, how is the pH scale calculated?
The pH of a solution also can be determined by finding the pOH. Determine the concentration of the hydroxide ions by dividing the molecules of hydroxide by the volume of the solution. Take the negative log of the concentration to get the pOH. Then subtract this number from 14 to get the pH.
Subsequently, question is, what is pOH formula? The calculation for pOH follows the same rules as for pH, but uses the concentration of OH- ions: pOH = - log(OH-). For example, find the pOH of a 0.02 M solution of sodium hydroxide (KOH). The concentration of OH- ions is 0.02 moles per liter. pOH = - log(.
Similarly one may ask, what is pH and how is it measured?
The pH of a solution is a measure of the molar concentration of hydrogen ions in the solution and as such is a measure of the acidity or basicity of the solution. The letters pH stand for "power of hydrogen" and numerical value for pH is just the negative of the power of 10 of the molar concentration of H+ ions.
What is the importance of pH?
pH is important because substances such as our stomach acids tend to be at a certain pH in order to work properly. pH is also important because it must be at certain levels in order for living organisms to survive. Create a large pH scale (two or three meters long).