Chemistry (PLZ HELP)

Hydrazine, N2H4(aq), is used in the preparation of polymers, pharmaceuticals and rocket fuel. Hydrazine has alkaline properties similar to ammonia and will act as a weak base. Given that a 100 mL sample of 0.10 mol/L hydrazine solution has a pH of 10.55 at 25.0 oC, write the formula for the conjugate acid and calculate the Kaof the conjugate acid.

I understand that we have to write the equation for the conjugate acid but I don't understand how to find the values then. I'm hoping someone can help me using the ICE (Initial, Change, Equilibrium) table.

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  1. Technically it has two ionizations but the second one is so weak we can ignore it.
    pH = 10.55 so pOH = 3.45. Convert that to OH^. That is about 3E-4 but that's just an estimate.
    ..................N2H4 + H2O ==> N2H5^+ + OH^-
    and you know OH^- and N2H5^+ from the above.

    Write the Kb expression for N2H4 and substitute the E line and solve for Kb N2H4.
    Calculate Ka for the conjugate acid from KaKb = Kw = 1E-14. Post your work if you get stuck.

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  3. Thank you so much!
    I just needed help starting it off and this helped a lot!!

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