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