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Krushnaraj Pandya

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## Homework Statement

The ionization constant of ## {(C_2 H_5)}_3 {N}## is 6.4 x 10^(-5). Calculate degree of dissociation in its 0.1 M solution when it is mixed with 0.01 M NaOH solution.

**2. The attempt at a solution**

the compound gives ##{(C_2 H_5)}_3 {NH+}## and ##OH-##. C is initial concentration of compound=0.1 M and x as degree of dissociation- C*x is final concentration of ##{(C_2 H_5)}_3 {NH+}## and since NaOH is strong electrolyte 0.01 M OH- is present. Since x is small compared to 0.01 we take OH concentration as 0.01. Now (C*x)(0.01)=K. placing 0.1 as C we get x as 6.4 x 10^(-2). However the answer is 6.4 x 10^(-3). Where am I wrong?