# Calculating the Distribution Ratio

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You are given an organic acid that has a pKa value of 5.0 and a distribution constant of 3 between H2O and Toluene. Calculate the distribution ratio of this compound at pH=6.

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To answer this question, we need to perform acid/base equilibrium calculations and chromatographic calculations since this is a question based on chromatography. We first need to get concentrations of the organic ...

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