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Textbook Problem

You have prepared dilute solutions of equal molar concentrations of HC2H3O2 (acetic arid), HNO2, HF, and HCN. Rank the solutions from the highest pH to the lowest pH. (Refer to Table 16.1.)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The equal molar concentrations of the given dilute solutions, has to be arranged in decreasing order of its pH.

Concept introduction:

A molecule or an ion that is capable of donating a proton or accepting an electron pair in a chemical reaction is known as an acid.

The strength of an acid can be studied from its pH value.  Strong acids have low pH value whereas weak acids have high pH value.

The equilibrium constant for the dissociation reaction of a given acid is known as the acid dissociation constant and is denoted by the symbol Ka .

The acidic strength increases with an increase in the value of Ka .

The strong and weak acid can be classified based on the following:

  • When the Ka is large, it indicates strong acid
  • When the Ka is small, it indicates weak acid

To Arrange: The given equal molar dilute solutions in their decreasing order of pH.

Explanation

Given data,

Dilute solutions of equal molar concentrations of HC2H3O2 , HNO2 , HF and HCN

Ranking the acid solutions from highest to lowest pH:

Strong acids have low pH value whereas weak acids have high pH value

The value of Ka for HC2H3O2 is 1.7×105 .

The value of Ka for HNO2 is 4.5×104

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