We are being asked to write the equilibrium expressions for each of the two ionization steps of carbonic acid.
Recall that equilibrium expressions are written as:
Write chemical equations and corresponding equilibrium expressions for each of the two ionization steps of carbonic acid.
Express as chemical equation; identify all phases.
a. Write chemical equations for first ionization step of carbonic acid.
b. Write chemical equations for second ionization step of carbonic acid.
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