Problem: The pH of 0.10 M HOCl is 4.23. Calculate Ka for hypochlorous acid.Calculate pKa for hypochlorous acid.

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A. We are asked to calculate the Ka of the weak acid, HOCl. 

The Ka expression is based on the reaction:

HOCl(aq) ⇌ H+(aq) + OCl-(aq)

Ka=productsreactants=[H+][OCl-][HOCl]

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The pH of 0.10 M HOCl is 4.23. Calculate Ka for hypochlorous acid.

Calculate pKa for hypochlorous acid.

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