Problem: A 0.28 M solution of a weak acid is 3.5% ionized. What is the pH of the solution?1. 3.172. 1.463. 0.554. 2.015. 5.25

FREE Expert Solution
90% (147 ratings)
FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to determine the pH of a 0.28 M weak acid that is 3.5% ionized.


Recall that the percent ionization is given by:


% ionization=[H3O+][HA]initial×100


Also recall that pH is given by:


pH=-log[H3O+]


90% (147 ratings)
View Complete Written Solution
Problem Details

A 0.28 M solution of a weak acid is 3.5% ionized. What is the pH of the solution?

1. 3.17

2. 1.46

3. 0.55

4. 2.01

5. 5.25

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Weak Acids concept. If you need more Weak Acids practice, you can also practice Weak Acids practice problems.

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty ofA 0.28 M solution of a weak acid is 3.5% ionized. What is th...as medium difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Chemistry tutor, Jules took 1 minute and 35 seconds to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Murugaverl's class at DU.