Problem: Determine Kb for the nitrite ion, NO 2−. In a 0.10-M solution this base is 0.0015% ionized.

🤓 Based on our data, we think this question is relevant for Professor Mozhdehi's class at SU.

FREE Expert Solution

Step 1:


Step 2:

Kb =[HNO2][OH-][NO2-]Kb =(x)(x)0.10 - xKb =x20.10 - x


Step 3:

% ionization = [OH-][NO2-]initial×100[OH-] =[NO2-]initial ×% ionization100 [OH-] =0.10 M ×0.0015100

[OH-] = 1.5x10-6 M


View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

Determine Kb for the nitrite ion, NO 2. In a 0.10-M solution this base is 0.0015% ionized.

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Weak Bases concept. If you need more Weak Bases practice, you can also practice Weak Bases practice problems.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Mozhdehi's class at SU.

What textbook is this problem found in?

Our data indicates that this problem or a close variation was asked in Chemistry - OpenStax 2015th Edition. You can also practice Chemistry - OpenStax 2015th Edition practice problems.