Problem: What is the pH at the half-equivalence point in the titration of a weak base with a strong acid? The pKb of the weak base is 8.75.

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We are asked to calculate the pH at the half equivalence point


We can use the Henderson Hasslebalch equation to calculate the pOH of a titrated base: 

pOH = pKb + log(BH+B)


We then can use the equation  below to calculate the pH:

pH= 14- pOH


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What is the pH at the half-equivalence point in the titration of a weak base with a strong acid? The pKb of the weak base is 8.75.

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