Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321809246
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Chapter 16 - Sections 16.1-16.8 - Exercises - Problems by Topic: 29a

Answer

Therefore, pH $\lt$ pKa

Work Step by Step

The pH formula for buffers is pH = pKa + log([base]/[acid]). From this we can intuitively figure out our relationships. In this problem, the ratio of the base to the acid is less than one.
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