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how much acid will remain after 3 extractions with 1.0 mL of ether of 50mg butanoic acid, 5mL water?

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  1. fn = [(1+Kd*(Vo/Va)]-n
    where fn = fraction solute REMAINING in aq layer after n extractions.
    Vo = volume organic layer
    Va = volume aqueous layer
    Kd = distribution constant for organic/aqueous

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