## 6.57

Joseph Saba
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### 6.57

6.57 Use the data in Appendix 2B and the fact that, for the half- reaction F2(g) + 2 H+(aq) + 2 e- ---> 2 HF(aq), E(knot)= +3.03 V, to calculate the value of Ka for HF.
How would I do this problem?

Benjamin Feng 1B
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### Re: 6.57

You can relate E to Gnot using Gnot = -nFE. From there, relate Gnot to K using Gnot = -RT lnK. In this case, the reaction given makes K equal to Ka

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### Re: 6.57

Benjamin Feng 1B wrote:You can relate E to Gnot using Gnot = -nFE. From there, relate Gnot to K using Gnot = -RT lnK. In this case, the reaction given makes K equal to Ka

I solved up until K but didn't know how to get to Ka. In the solutions manual they took the square root of K to solve for Ka. Do you know why this is the case?

Emma Popescu 1L
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### Re: 6.57

Using the appendix you find that F2+ 2e- -> 2F- gives a value of Enot of +2.87V. Then by using the equation Enot (cathode)- Enot (anode), you can find Enot cell. Then using the equation InK=nFEnot/RT you can find K. To find Ka, just find the square root of K.

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