What is the pH of 0.50-M sodium benzoate? The benzoate ion (C7H5O2-) is the anion of benzoic acid.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:23 pm ad1c9bdddf
k_a for C6H5COOH = 6.33 x 10-5
First dissolve the salt. Then determine how each ion reacts with water.
C6H5COONa : Na+(aq) + C6H5COO-(aq)
Na+(aq) + H2O : no reaction, ...
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