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Homework Help: chem 126

Posted by carl on Friday, March 15, 2013 at 9:32pm.

Phenolphthalein is a commonly used indicator that is colorless in the acidic form (pH < 8.3) and pink in the basic form (pH > 10.0). It is a weak acid with a pKa of 8.7. What is the ratio of the conjugate base concentration to the acid concentration, that is, [B-]/[HB] when the indicator switches to the acidic color? Hint given in feedback.

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