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The set of lettered choices below refers to multiple questions. Select the one lettered choice that best fits each statement or answers each question. A choice may be used once, more than once, or not at all in each set.

Has the highest pH

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0.1 M compound HCl

Correct Answer: 
No

0.1 M compound NaCl

Correct Answer: 
No

0.1 M compound HC2 H3 O2

Correct Answer: 
No

0.1 M compound CH3 OH

Correct Answer: 
No

0.1 M compound KOH

Correct Answer: 
Yes

To answer this question, you need to understand the pH scale, which is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration in solution and is defined as pH = negative log[H to the power of plus] end text. The higher the pH, the lower the hydrogen ion concentration and the more basic the solution. Among the choices given above, choice (E) is the most basic solution.

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medium