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pH of a Basic Solution

A weak base with Kb=4.240*10^-7 is added to water to make a 2.00*10^-1 M solution. what is the pH?

Since Kb is small, can assume that the dissociation is small relative to initial concentration of weak base.

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The solution shows how to find the required pH of the base.