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a) Calculate [H3O^+] in a 0.15M solution of benzonic acid, HC7H5O2(aq) having K of 6.4x10^-5.

b) Calculate the per cent ionization of the HC7H5O2.

I got..

A) 0.16M but i did it again and got 7.2M so i'm very stuck as to the very different answers i got.

B) 12.4% ionization.

  • Chemistry -

    If you missed A you probably missed B.
    Call benzoic acid HB, then
    ................HB ==> H^+ + B^-
    initial........0.15....0......0
    change..........-x......x.....x.
    equil........0.15-x.....x......x

    K = (H^+)(B^-)/(HB)
    Substitute and solve for x.

    %ion = [(H^+)/0.15]*100 = ?

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