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 Calculate the percent ionization of a 0.15 M benzoic acid solution in pure water and also in a solution containing 0.10 M sodium benzoate. Why is the percent ionization so different in the two solutions? 

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Benzoic acid is a weak acid.  So its dissociation can be represented by ICE table.

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0.10 M of  NAC6H5CO2

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