Midterm Question (#3.D)

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juleschang16
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Midterm Question (#3.D)

Postby juleschang16 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:45 pm

On the midterm Q3B was:
Phosphoric acid (additive E338) is used to acidify foods and beverages such as various colas and jams and provides a tangy or sour taste.
Write the reaction that represents Ka2 for phosphoric acid (H3PO4).

How would you go about solving this?

Marcela Udave 1F
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Re: Midterm Question (#3.D)

Postby Marcela Udave 1F » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:52 pm

The solutions for the midterm are posted on the class website!

Kathryn Wilhem 1I
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Re: Midterm Question (#3.D)

Postby Kathryn Wilhem 1I » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:03 pm

The reaction is with a polyprotic acid, so it can donate more than one proton, so there will be more than one reaction. They are asking for the second reaction, so you must first write the reaction with the first proton donated, then write the reaction with the second proton donated.


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