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Homework Help: Chemistry - pH Problem

  1. Feb 8, 2005 #1
    1.00 g of formic acid and 1.00 g of potassium formate acid are dissolved in enough water to give 100.0 ml of solution. Calculate the pH of the solution.

    >> I'm not really sure how to start this. These are two acids being mixed together... Would there be a reaction? I'm very confused on how to start this problem... :grumpy:
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  3. Feb 8, 2005 #2
    Please any help would be greatly appreciated :(
  4. Feb 8, 2005 #3


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    Check your question again. That should probably just be potassium formate. It's not an acid.
  5. Feb 8, 2005 #4
    Oh yes you're right, I must have copied it wrong.

    Okay, one more question: does anyone know the chemical formula for potassium formate?? I can't seem to find it anywhere in my book or online...
  6. Feb 8, 2005 #5
    Potassium formate is KHCO2.
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