Ch. 16 acid / base / pH / buffer                        test     [70 points]                   Chem


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1. In regards to a buffer based on  ___ , illustrate / describe the basis of a buffer by writing the appropriate net ionic equation due to the addition of a (i) strong acid, HCl and (ii) strong base, KOH, to the buffer.  [20 points]


   a.  C6H5COOH (benzoic acid) and C6H5COONa (sodium benzoate)




   b. CH3NH2 and CH3NH3Cl 







 2.  What is the pH of an aqueous solution of ___ ?  [15 points]


   a.  25 mM HNO3, a strong acid  [5 points]  


   b.  75 mM NaOH, a strong base  [10 points]


 3.  Based on an aqueous solution of a 25.0 mM weak acid, C6H5COOH, having a pH = 2.91, what is the value of it’s equilibrium constant ,where the weak acid reacts with water  ?  [hint:  use an ICE table; 15 points]


 4. Based on an aqueous solution of a 75.0 mM weak base, CH3NH2, having a pH = 11.74, determine the value of it’s equilibrium constant, where the weak base reacts with water ?   [20 points]