Problem: Arsenic acid (H3AsO4) is a triprotic acid with K a1 = 5.5 X 10 -3, Ka2 = 1.7 X 10 -7, and Ka3 = 5.1 X 10-12. Calculate [H+], [OH-], [H3AsO4], [H2AsO4-], [HAsO42-], and [AsO43-] in a 0.20-M arsenic acid solution.

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Arsenic acid (H3AsO4) is a weak oxyacid with only one oxygen greater than hydrogen. H3AsO4 is a triprotic acid, meaning it can donate three protons (H+)

It has three K values and it will have three equilibrium reactions.

H3AsO4acidic form K1 H2AsO4-intermediate #1K2 HAsO42-intermediate #2K3 AsO43-basic form

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Arsenic acid (H3AsO4) is a triprotic acid with K a1 = 5.5 X 10 -3, Ka2 = 1.7 X 10 -7, and Ka3 = 5.1 X 10-12. Calculate [H+], [OH-], [H3AsO4], [H2AsO4-], [HAsO42-], and [AsO43-] in a 0.20-M arsenic acid solution.

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