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Chapter 17 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria Part I Notes

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Chapter 17 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria Part I Notes CHEM 1312

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These notes only cover sections 1 and 2 of Chapter 17 Acid-Base Equilibria and Solubility Equilibria.
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CHAPTER 17: ACID-BASE AND SOLUBILITIY EQUILIBRIA GENERAL CHEMISTRY II This general outline is meant as a supplement to the General Chemistry II (1312) course  taught at the University of Texas at Dallas and should not be taken as a standalone study  guide for the overall curriculum. However, I do hope that this broad summary of the textbook  helps you all in becoming successful undergraduate students here at UTD. ­ Justin Sequerra, “Chemistry is the study of matter. But I prefer to see it as the study of  change.” – Walter White, Breaking Bad 1 ACID-BASE AND SOLUBILITY EQUILIBRIA 17.1 THE COMMON ION EFFECT  Up to now: Have only dealt w/ solutions w/ only 1 solute  Now: We get to add another  Think of these questions as Le Chatelier’s principle (Ch. 15 Recap: Any change in equilibrium results in the system undergoing a change to reduce the stress) but w/ more focus on the addition of reactants or products  One must also understand acid­base properties of salt solutions (Ch. 16 Recap: Dissolve salt completely (ex: NaCl) and look at the ions (Na+ and Cl­) and decide how they may affect the solutions equilibrium and pH (if they do))  Weak electrolyte (weak base or acid) dissolves in solution to form ionssalt dissolved later in solution may also have the same ion(s) (Common Ion Effect: Sidebar Definition)  Addition of these “common” salts SUPPRESSES the ionization of the weak electrolyte (Shifts the Equilibrium to the left/decreases percent ionization)  Example:  1. HF (weak electrolyte) dissolved in solution  H+ and F­ (has an equilibrium since HF is a weak acid) 2. Addition of NaF (salt w/ common F­ ion) increases the concentration of F­ (since NaF ionizes completely)  shifts Equilibrium to left  decrease percent ionization of HF (decrease concentrations of both H+ and added F­ ions  decrease pH)  2 ACID-BASE AND SOLUBILITY EQUILIBRIA 17.2 BUFFER SOLUTIONS  Buffers contain either weak acid and conjugate base ( ex: HF and F­) or weak base and conjugate acid (ex: NH3 and NH4+)  The conjugate acid or base is added in the form of a salt (previous examples: NaF to introduce the F­ ion, and NH4Cl to introduce the NH4+ ion)  They buffer the change in pH (resist change in pH) (example: when the internet is buffering it doesn’t want to change the screen; takes a while to)  Buffer solutions must have comparable (nearly equal) concentrations of both the weak acid/base and its conjugate pair; it is why we add a salt (b/c weak acids/bases only ionize only a little to produce their respective conjugate pair)  Addition of a SMALL AMOUNT of strong acid into a buffer converts it into a weak acid. Ex: H+ + F­  HF Add HI (strong acid)  dissociates to H+ and I­ Addition of H+  Shift Equilibrium right converts into weak acid (HF)  Same thing w/ strong base addition (strong base  weak base)  By making strong acids/bases weak, it buffers the pH  The added strong acid/base MUST be of a smaller amount compared to conjugate pair in order for the buffer to work (all added strong acid/base consumed by reaction) Ex: [H+] < [F­] [OH] < [HF]  May either use Equilibrium Table (longer) or Henderson­ Hasselbalch (sidebar definition) equation to calculate pH  Must do STOICHIOMETRY before doing Equilibrium table or Henderson­Hasselbalch equation  If weak acid/ base [ ] = [conjugate pair]  pH = pKa  Only a buffer if: 10 > [conjugate pair] / [weak acid/base] > 0.1  Buffer Range: Want a specific pH; pH = pKa +/­ 1; so pick conjugate pair w/ a pKa w/in 1 pH unit of the desired pH 3 ACID-BASE AND SOLUBILITY EQUILIBRIA *PRACTICE PROBLEMS* Week! Have a Great Spring   Break!


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