Establish the Ka expression of the dissolution of formic acid (CHO2H) and determine the pH using an ICE chart
We will solve this problem through these steps:
Step 1: Write an equation for the dissociation of CHO2H
Step 2: Write an expression for the Ka.
Step 3: Set up an ICE table to calculate the H3O+ ion concentration.
Calculate the pH of a 0.300 M solution of formic acid, for which the Ka value is 1.80 x 10-4.