The acid dissociation constant ka of boric acid (h3bo3) is 5.8 times 10^-10. calculate the ph of a 4.4 m solution of boric acid. round your answer to 1 decimal place.


The density of water is 1 g/cm cubed and in order for the pebble to sink its density has to be greater than the density of water and in order for the twig to float its density has to be less than the density of water

the ideal gas law equation is as follows

pv = nrt

where p - pressure

v - volume

n - number of moles

r - universal gas constant

t - temperature

so if the pressure, volume and temperature are already known

we are left with n and r

since r is the universal gas constant that has a known fixed value then r too is known

so we are left with 'n'

once we know temperature volume and pressure

we can find the number of moles of gas present using the ideal gas law equation

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The pH of a 4.4 M solution of boric acid is 4.3


H_3BO_3\rightarrow H^+H_2BO_3^-

at t=0  cM              0             0

at eqm c-c\alpha        c\alpha          c\alpha  

So dissociation constant will be:


Give c= 4.4 M and \alpha = ?

K_a=5.8\times 10^{-10}

Putting in the values we get:

5.8\times 10^{-10}=\frac{(4.4\times \alpha)^2}{(4.4-4.4\times \alpha)}


[H^+]=c\times \alpha

[H^+]=4.4\times 0.000011=4.8\times 10^{-5}M

Also pH=-log[H^+]

pH=-log[4.8\times 10^{-5}]=4.3

Thus pH of a 4.4 M H_3BO_3 solution is 4.3

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