Problem: Find the pH of a buffer that consists of 0.12 M boric acid (H3BO3) and 0.82 M sodium borate (NaH2BO3) (pKa of boric acid = 9.24).

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Henderson-Hasselbalch Equation: calculate pH of buffers


pH=pKa+log[conj. base][acid]

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Find the pH of a buffer that consists of 0.12 M boric acid (H3BO3) and 0.82 M sodium borate (NaH2BO3) (pKa of boric acid = 9.24).

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