Sapling HW Q5

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Evonne Hsu 1J
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Sapling HW Q5

Postby Evonne Hsu 1J » Sun Jan 17, 2021 2:44 pm

Can someone please explain the step-by-step process of this question? Thank you!
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Re: Sapling HW Q5

Postby Stuti Pradhan 2J » Sun Jan 17, 2021 5:00 pm

For this problem, I recommend converting the pH to a pOH since you are working with a base. Once you have a pOH, you can use it to figure out the OH- concentration. Since for every one mole of OH- there is also one mole of BH+, you know can figure out the numerator of the equation for Kb. Set the Kb value equal to [BH+][OH-]/[B], and plug in the values you just found to find the concentration of the base.

Then to find percent protonation, divide the concentration of BH+ by the formal concentration of B (which is the sum of the concentrations of BH+ and B), and multiply by 100.

Hope this helps!


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