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## Homework Statement

Describe the preparation of 40 L of 0.0500M phosphate buffer, pH 6.9 starting with 1M solutions of KH2PO4 and K2HPO4. pKa= 7.2

## Homework Equations

pH= pKa + log[A-]/[HA]

**3. The Attempt at a Solution [/b**

6.9=7.2 + log[A-]/[HA]

-0.3= log[A-]/[HA]

[A-]/[HA]= 0.50

0.5[HA]= [A-]

0.5[HA]+1[A-] = 1.5

0.5/1.5 = 0.33 = 33% [HA]0.05 mol/L x 40L = 2 mol HA

2 mol x 1L/mol = 2L HA2 mol x 0.33= 0.66 mol A-

0.66 mol x 1L/mol = 0.66 L A-2L HA + 0.66L A- = 2.66 <---Edit: 2.66 L of acid/base

40L-2.66L= add 37.34 L water to make the 40L total.

I was told by someone that this solution is incorrect. Any suggestions why?

6.9=7.2 + log[A-]/[HA]

-0.3= log[A-]/[HA]

[A-]/[HA]= 0.50

0.5[HA]= [A-]

0.5[HA]+1[A-] = 1.5

0.5/1.5 = 0.33 = 33% [HA]0.05 mol/L x 40L = 2 mol HA

2 mol x 1L/mol = 2L HA2 mol x 0.33= 0.66 mol A-

0.66 mol x 1L/mol = 0.66 L A-2L HA + 0.66L A- = 2.66 <---Edit: 2.66 L of acid/base

40L-2.66L= add 37.34 L water to make the 40L total.

I was told by someone that this solution is incorrect. Any suggestions why?

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