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    Calculating amount of alkali to change pH

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    Problem:

    I have a 17,000 gallon tank of water and a weak acid (acetic acid to be specific); the tank has a pH of 4.4.

    Using an alkali such as Na2CO3 (sodium carbonate) --- how much Na2CO3 is needed to raise the pH of this 17000 gallon tank from pH 4.4 to pH 4.8?

    Please help and help me understand computations.
    Thank you

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    I have a 17,000 gallon tank of water and a weak acid (acetic acid to be specific); the tank has a pH of 4.4.

    Using an alkali such as Na2CO3 (sodium carbonate) --- how much Na2CO3 is needed to raise the pH of this ...

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    The calculations required for the amount of calcium carbonate required to raise the pH of a large tank of water are shown.

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