What is the pH of a buffer solution that is 0.15 M propionic acid and 0.20M sodium propionate?

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  1. Use the Henderson-Hasselbalch equation.
    pH = pKa + log[(base)/(acid)]
    Show your work if you get stuck.

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    posted by DrBob222
  2. well the only problem im having is finding the pKa

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    posted by LT
  3. My quant book lists 1.34 x 10^-5 for Ka. And Wikipedia lists a pKa of 4.88 which is almost the same, but not quite. Take your pick.

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  4. i think i will choose the 4.88 thank you

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