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    Partition coefficient in octanol

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    A monoprotic acid with a Ka of 2.83 x 10-5 has a partition coefficient of 2.8 (favoring octanol) when distributed between water and octanol. Find the formal concentration of the acid in each phase when 100 mL of 0.10 M aqueous acid is extracted with 37 mL of octanol at pH 8.00.

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    Solution Summary

    The concentration of an acid in each phase is calculated based on partition coefficients.