Problem: The pH of 0.55-M aqueous solution of hypobromous acid, HBrO, at 25°C is 4.48. What is the value of Ka for HBrO?A) 3.3x10-5B) 2.0x10-9C) 6.0x10-5D) 1.1x10-9E) 3.0x104

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We are being asked to determine the Ka of HBrO given its initial concentration and pH of the solution.


We are going to do the following steps

Step 1. Construct ICE chart 

Step 2: Write Ka expression

Step 3: Determine Ka


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The pH of 0.55-M aqueous solution of hypobromous acid, HBrO, at 25°C is 4.48. What is the value of Ka for HBrO?

A) 3.3x10-5

B) 2.0x10-9

C) 6.0x10-5

D) 1.1x10-9

E) 3.0x104

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