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Hello! It's me again.

How do I calculate % ionization for

a.) .50M HONH2 Kb = 1.1e-8

b.) .10M CH3NH2 kB = 4.38e-4

What is [OH-] and pH of these solutions

a.) 0.090M NaOH and 0.090M LiOH

b.) 0.050M Ba(OH)2 and 0.050M RbOH

  • Chemistry -

    NH2OH ==> NH2^+ + OH^-
    Kb = (NH2^+)(OH^-)/(NH2OH)
    Start with 0.50 M NH2OH.
    x M ionizes to give x M NH2^+ and x M OH^-. That leaves (NH2OH) = 0.50 M - x.

    Plug in the numbers and calculate OH^-
    You can solve the quadratic exactly BUT you can assume 0.50 - x = 0.50 (because x is small) and avoid the quadratic equation which will save some grinding of teeth.
    Then percent ion = [(OH^-)/0.50]*100

    b) is done the same way.
    For the second set, both NaOH and LiOH are strong bases. Calculate OH^- from each, add them together, and determine pH and pOH
    Same for Ba(OH)2 and RbOH; however, remember that the (OH^-) for Ba(OH)2 is twice the [Ba(OH)2].
    Post your work if you want me to check it.

  • Chemistry -

    For a.) NH2OH

    x^2/.50 = 1.1 x 10^-8 =>
    .50(1.1 x 10^-8) = x^2
    5.5 x 10^-9 = x^2
    5.5 x 10^-9 square root = 7.416 x 10^-5
    = x

    these are all the steps I have

  • Chemistry -

    You are ok as far as you went except I would round the answer off to 7.4 x 10^-5 or carry one more through until the end, then round to 2 figures.
    percent ionization = [(OH^-)/0.5]*100

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