# Question #fc66b

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#### Explanation:

Ethanoic acid is a weak acid and dissociates:

For which:

Remember these refer to **equilibrium** concentrations.

You would normally be given this value in a question.

To find the pH we need to find the

Rearranging gives:

Because the value of

Please note that the solutions have been mixed so have been diluted. A common error is to use these concentrations which you have been given in the calculation.

Perhaps this is where you were going wrong. We need to find the number of moles of acid and salt.

We know that

So

So the number of moles of

(Note that 100 ml is 0.10 L)

The new total volume is 100 + 50 = 150 ml = 0.150 L

The number of moles of

Now we can put these numbers into the expression for