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    (Original post by Hazel99)
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    When you dilute ethanoic acid the pH will increase. This is because by diluting the acid you are reducing [H+] and the pH will therefore rise as the solution becomes less acidic.
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    (Original post by joebloggs1239)
    When you dilute ethanoic acid the pH will increase. This is because by diluting the acid you are reducing [H+] and the pH will therefore rise as the solution becomes less acidic.
    Perhaps, the OP meant why doesn't the pH increase by much, i.e. compared to a strong acid, e.g. HCl.

    The answer is based on Le Chetalier.
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    (Original post by Pigster)
    Perhaps, the OP meant why doesn't the pH increase by much, i.e. compared to a strong acid, e.g. HCl.

    The answer is based on Le Chetalier.
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