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J. W. Hill, R. H. Petrucci, T. W. McCreary, & S. S. Perry General Chemistry 4th edition

Review Question 15.5

Write equations for the ionizations and Ka expressions for each of the following Brønsted-Lowry weak acids.
(a) HOClO (c) HCN
(b) CH3CH2COOH (d) C6H5OH





Answer:

(a) HOClO(aq) + H2O(l)H3O+(aq) + OClO(aq)



(b) CH3CH2COOH(aq) + H2O(l)H3O+(aq) + CH3CH2COO(aq)



(c) HCN(aq) + H2O(l) H3O+(aq) + CN(aq)



(d) C6H5OH(aq) + H2O(l)H3O+(aq) + C6H5O(aq)