Problem: Using chemical equations, show how the triprotic acid H 3PO4 ionizes in water. Phases, such as (I) or (aq), are optional. Please explain each step in detail.__________________ Ka1 __________________ Ka2 __________________ Ka3

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We´re being asked to show how H3PO4 ionizes in water.

H3POis a triprotic acid, it can donate three hydronium ions (H+and it will have three equilibrium reactions.


Each equilibrium reaction has its own equilibrium constant (Ka), which related products over reactants:

Ka=productsreactants


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Using chemical equations, show how the triprotic acid H 3PO4 ionizes in water. Phases, such as (I) or (aq), are optional. Please explain each step in detail.

__________________ Ka1 

__________________ Ka2 

__________________ Ka3

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