I encounter a M.C. question
it asks " what is the pH of 0.002M of H2SO4 (sulphuric acid) "
At first I suppose that it is a strong acid and dibasic so it gives two H+ ion on dissociation.
so for 0.002M of the acid there should be 0.002x2 = 0.004M of H+ ion and this value
should be used to calculate the pH, which is about 2.37
However, none of the choices in the question is 2.37 so I tried using 0.002M of H+ to calculate the value, so as to assume that the sulphuric acid first dissciate to H+ and hydrogensulphate, then the correct value is obtained.
However, why and how does the question knows that it only dissciates only one H+ instead of two for each sulphuric acid molecules? They don't have any other information, only that it is a 0.002M sulphuric acid.