## Chemistry (7th Edition)

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# Chapter 15 - Aqueous Equilibria: Acids and Bases - Worked Example - Page 609: 5

#### Answer

(a) To the left. (b) To the right.

#### Work Step by Step

(a) 1. Identify the acids and bases: Acids: $HF$ and $HNO_3$ Bases: $F^-$ and $N{O_3}^-$ 2. Analyze the table 15.1, and determine which one is stronger for each type: Acid: $HNO_3$ Base: $F^-$ - Since these 2 eletrolytes are on the right side of the reaction, it will proceed from right to left. (b) 1. Identify the acids and bases: Acids: $N{H_4}^+$ and $HC{O_3}^-$ Bases:$NH_3$ and $C{O_3}^{2-}$ 2. Determine which one is stronger for each type (Use table 15.1): Acid: $N{H_4}^+$ Base: $C{O_3}^{2-}$ - Since these 2 electrolytes are on left side, the reaction will proceed from the left to the right.

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