# You have two solutions, A and B. The pH of solution A is 6 and pH of solution B is 8. Which solution has more hydrogen ion concentration? Which of this is acidic and which one is basic? - Science

You have two solutions, A and B. The pH of solution A is 6 and pH of solution B is 8. Which solution has more hydrogen ion concentration? Which of this is acidic and which one is basic?

#### Solution 1

A pH value of less than 7 indicates an acidic solution, while greater than 7 indicates a basic solution. Therefore, the solution with pH = 6 is acidic and has more hydrogen ion concentration than the solution of pH = 8 which is basic.

#### Solution 2

In order to find the hydrogen ion concentration we can use the rule that states, “The pH of any solution is inversely proportional to the hydrogen ion concentration”. Therefore, it means that the solution that has lower pH number will have the higher hydrogen ion concentration. So it means solution E will have the higher hydrogen ion concentration. In addition, solution J will be basic and E will be acidic.

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Chapter 2: Acids, Bases and Salts - Intext Questions [Page 28]

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Chapter 2 Acids, Bases and Salts
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