Problem: For each of the following solutions, calculate the initial pH and the final pH after adding 0.0200 mol of NaOH.For 260.0 mL of pure water, calculate the initial pH and the final pH after adding 0.0200 mol of NaOH.

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We’re being asked to calculate the initital and final pH of the 260.0 mL of pure water after adding 0.0200 mol NaOH.


Let’s first determine what type of base is NaOH:

Any Group 1A metal when combined with OH-, H-, O2- or NH2- makes a strong base

Na (Group 1A metal) is paired with OH-

NaOHstrong base


• Initial pH of the 260.00 mL of pure water

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For each of the following solutions, calculate the initial pH and the final pH after adding 0.0200 mol of NaOH.

For 260.0 mL of pure water, calculate the initial pH and the final pH after adding 0.0200 mol of NaOH.

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