We have to determine the percent ionization of a 0.130 M HCN solution.
A weak acid ionizes reversibly in its aqueous solution.
HA + H2O ⇌ H3O+ + A-
The percent ionization of a weak acid is calculated by this formula.
We will solve this problem through these steps:
Step 1: Write an equation for the dissociation of HCN.
Step 2: Write an expression for the Ka.
Determine the percent ionization of a 0.130 M HCN solution.
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