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Henderson-hasselbach vs. ICE chart

  1. Jul 20, 2012 #1
    For acid-base equilibria problems, how do I know when I have to use an ICE chart, or when I can use the henderson-hasselbach equation?
     
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  3. Jul 21, 2012 #2
    If it's a buffer solution, use the Henderson-Hasselbach equation; if you're given just the acid or it's conjugate, you use the ICE chart.
     
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