Q3) 100 mL of a solution that contains a mixture of hypochlorous acid and sodium hypochlorite has a pH of 7.39 so is a little basic. However it takes 45 drops of a sodium hydroxide solution added to its beaker before the pH rises to 10. A 100 mL container of water with a pH of 7.00 has the pH rise to 10 when just 3drops of the same sodium hydroxide solution is added. Explain why the solution needed more strong base added to raise its pH, despite the fact that it was more basic to begin with. You must make use of a balanced equation and reference Le Chatalier's principle as part of your answer.

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