We are being asked to determine the percentage of the acid that is ionized.
Recall that the percent ionization is given by:
We are going to do the following steps:
Step 1: Calculate [H3O+]
Step 2: Calculate % ionization
A 0.077 M solution of an acid HA has pH = 2.16. What is the percentage of the acid that is ionized?
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