Problem: A typical sample of vinegar has a pH of 3.0. Assuming that vinegar is only an aqueous solution of acetic acid (Ka = 1.8 X 10 -5), calculate the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar.

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A typical sample of vinegar has a pH of 3.0. Assuming that vinegar is only an aqueous solution of acetic acid (Ka = 1.8 X 10 -5), calculate the concentration of acetic acid in vinegar.

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