We’re being asked to determine the side in which equilibrium lies for the given reaction:
Recall that in an acid-base equilibrium, the side with the weaker acid/higher pKa is favored.
For this problem, we need to do the following:
Step 1: Identify the acid, base, conj. acid, and conj. base.
Step 2: Determine and compare the pKa of the acids.
Circle the side to which the equilibrium lies:
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