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1. H2SO3(aq) is a diprotic acid. Given a 0.100 M H2SO3 solution, calculate the of [H+] and [HSO3-] produced in the first dissociation. NOTE: Ka1(H2SO3) = 1.7 x 10-2. Watch out! you will HAVE to use the quadratic equation to solve for 'x' in this problem.

a) [H+] = M

b) [HSO3-] = M

2. Calculate the of [H+] and [SO32-] in the second dissociation. NOTE: Ka2(H2SO3) = 6.4 x 10-8.

a) [H+] = M

b) [SO32-] = M

3. Which dissociation for a diprotic acid contributes the most to the [H+] in the solution, the first dissociation or the second?

4. Given 0.100 M solutions of each of the following diprotic acids order them from lowest (most acidic) to highest pH (least acidic). (NOTE: Here is a table of equilibrium constants to help answer this question.)

H2SO3 : H2S : H2SO4 : H2CO3 : H2C2O4

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