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A lactic acid/lactate ion buffer solution contains 0.19 M HC3H5O3 and 0.78 M C3H5O3-, respectively. The Ka value of lactic acid is 1.4*10^-4.

Calculate the pH of this buffer.

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    Use the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.

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    A lactic acid/lactate ion buffer solution contains 0.23 \it M \rm HC_3H_5O_3 and 0.65 \it M \rm C_3H_5O_3{}^-, respectively. The K_{\rm a} value of lactic acid is 1.4\times 10^{-4}. Calculate the \rm pH of this buffer.

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