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How many grams of HCl need to be dissolved in 0.5L of water to prepare a solution of pH 1.5?


Does anybody know how to work this out?

Thanks :)

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    pH = -log(H^+)
    1.5 = -log(H^+) and
    (H^+) = about 0.032M but you do it more accurately.

    How many mols do you want? That's M x L = 0.032 x 0.5L = about 0.016 mols.
    mols = grams/molar mass. You know molar mass and mols, solve for grams.

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