Problem: Oxalic acid (H2C2O4) is a diprotic acid. Using the acid-dissociation constants for oxalic acid (Ka1=5.9 x 10-2, Ka2=6.4 x 10-5), determine whether each of the following statements is true.An aqueous solution of the strong electrolyte KHC2O4 will have pH < 7.

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KHC2O4 → conjugate base of H2C2O4

pKaof KHC2O4 → 1.23

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Oxalic acid (H2C2O4) is a diprotic acid. Using the acid-dissociation constants for oxalic acid (Ka1=5.9 x 10-2, Ka2=6.4 x 10-5), determine whether each of the following statements is true.

An aqueous solution of the strong electrolyte KHC2O4 will have pH < 7.

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