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#### Kirtha

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##### Help with an exercise pH
« on: December 18, 2021, 03:42:23 PM »
Hi, I have been trying to solve this exercise:

Check that the pH of these two solutions for a concentration of 0.01M is 4.6 and 9.6. Givens: H2P04 pka1=2.15, pka2=7.2 and pka3=12.4

I managed to prove that the 1st pH is 4.6 but I have no clue how to get the 9.6 one? Is this something anyone can help me to understand how to do it?

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#### Borek

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##### Re: Help with an exercise pH
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 03:57:33 PM »
I don't see two solutions.
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##### Re: Help with an exercise pH
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 04:10:35 PM »
Yeah, that confuses me too. But unfortunately. that is everything what the problem provides.

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##### Re: Help with an exercise pH
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2021, 07:07:22 PM »
If so, question doesn't make sense.

Also, pH of 4.6 for a 0.01M solution of phosphoric acid (assuming that's what the question intends to ask) is over two units off.
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##### Re: Help with an exercise pH
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2021, 08:29:47 AM »
I have not checked the numbers (busy morning for me), but 4.6 sounds in the right ballpark for a solution of the mono-anion, H2PO41-.
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