Our teacher gave us a bunch of problems, and this is one of the ones I am having problems with.
What are the values of a syste that contains .450 M HCN and .230 KCN
Ka = 4.9 x 10^-10
The Attempt at a Solution
Well I tried a few different ones.
HCN + KCN --- H + CN + K + CN
I tried solving the answer that way since it was the first ionization step, but got a wrong answer.
Then I tried the second ionization step caused by hydrolosis
CN + CN + H2O -- HCN + HCN + OH-
I still got the wrong answer . I do not need help solving the equation I just need help figuring out how to break it down. I am just really confused by this one for some reason :(