I am really having problems with this problem:
Calculate the pH of the 0.20 M NH3 and 0.15 NH4Cl buffer. What is the pH of the buffer after the addition of 10.0 mL of 0.10 M HCl to 57.5 mL of the buffer.
The first part was fair enough, I got 9.35 pH, which is correct. The set up of the second part is tripping me up, I can't figure out how HCl would effect NH4 + OH->NH3. I calculated that the HCl wouldn't effect the pH, because it doesn't have significant OH-.
Please help, with step by step calculations.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:19 pm ad1c9bdddf
Problem: Calculate the pH of the 0.20 M NH3 and 0.15 NH4Cl buffer. What is the pH of the buffer after the addition of 10.0 mL of 0.10 M HCl to 57.5 mL of the buffer.
Please refer to the attached file. Cheers.
NH4+ + H2O --> NH3 + H3O+
To find the pH of a buffer, you need to use the Henderson Hasselbalch equation:
(see attached file ...
The solutions uses the Henderson Hasselbalch equation to answer questions about acids and bases. Step by step calculations are provided in the solution.