Establish the Kb expression of the dissolution of sodium acetate(NaHCOO) 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 NaHCOO
Step 2: Write an expression for the Kb
Step 3: Set up an ICE table to calculate the OH- ion concentration.
Calculate the pH of a 0.30 M solution of sodium formate (NaHCOO) given that the Ka of formic acid (HCOOH) is 1.8 x 10-4.
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