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Acid Present in Acidic Form at pH = 5.20.

What fraction of an acetic acid/sodium acetate buffer (pka of acetic acid = 4.76) is present in the acidic form at pH = 5.20?

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The pH value of a buffer solution can be calculated by the following eqation:
pH=pKa+p([A]/[B]) in which [A] is the concentration the conjuated acid (here is the acetic acid), [B] is the concentration of the base ( sodium ...

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