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Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
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Problem

Calculate the pH of a 0.40 M solution of sodium acetate (NaCH3COO) given that the Ka of acetic acid (CH3COOH) is 1.8 x 10-5.

a. 10.39

b. 8.22

c. 9.17

d. 2.57

e. 11.42

Solution

Establish the Kb expression of the dissolution of sodium acetate(NaCH3COO) 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 NaCH3COO

Step 2: Write an expression for the Kb

Step 3: Set up an ICE table to calculate the OHion concentration.

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