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    Step-by-step explanation of how to calculate the pKa of a weak acid of known pH and concentration.

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    Step-by-step explanation of how to calculate the pKa of a weak acid of known pH and concentration.
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    To calculate the pKa of a weak acid, follow these steps:
    1) Given the concentration of the weak acid [HA]
    2) Given the pH, calculate the concentration of H3O+
    3) Set up an ice table to find the ...

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