Problem: Phenol, (C6H5OH), has a Ka of 1.3 x 10-10. Write out the Ka reaction for phenol.

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Since phenol (C6H5OH) 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)

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Phenol, (C6H5OH), has a Ka of 1.3 x 10-10. Write out the Ka reaction for phenol.