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i_love_science
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 Homework Statement:
 (see below)
 Relevant Equations:

titration curve
pH + pOH = 14
at halfway point:
pH=pKa
pOH=pKb
What is true about the pK of the analyte?
a) pKa = 9.2
b) pKb = 9.2
c) pKb = 4.8
d) pKa = 11.7
The halfway point is at point 4, at approximately pH=9.2. Therefore, the pOH = pKb = 4.8, and I think the answer is c).
The solution says b) is the correct answer. Could anyone explain why, or whether or not my answer is correct? Thanks.