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We’re being asked to calculate the equilibrium concentration of CH3COOH when its initial concentration is 0.061 M.
To solve this problem, we need to:
Step 1. Determine the dissociation of the acid in water.
Step 2. Construct the ICE chart.
Step 3. Determine the equilibrium concentration of CH3COOH
Step 1. Since CH3COOH has a low Ka value, it’s a weak acid. Remember that weak acids partially dissociate in water and that acids donate H+ to the base (water in this case). The dissociation of CH3COOH is as follows: