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Solution: The creation of shells by mollusk species is a fascinating process. By utilizing the  Ca2+ in their food and aqueous environment, as well as some complex equilibrium processes, a hard calcium carbonat

Problem

The creation of shells by mollusk species is a fascinating process. By utilizing the  Ca2+ in their food and aqueous environment, as well as some complex equilibrium processes, a hard calcium carbonate shell can be produced. One important equilibrium reaction in this complex process is 

HCO3-(aq) ⇌ H +(aq) + CO32-(aq)                K = 5.6 x 10 -11

If 0.16 mole of HCO3- is placed into 1.00 L of solution, what will be the equilibrium concentration of CO32-?