7.44 The ionization constant of phenol is 1.0 × 10–10. What is the concentration of phenolate ion in 0.05 M solution of phenol? What will be its degree of ionization if the solution is also 0.01M in sodium phenolate?
As the value of the ionization constant is very less, x will be very small.Thus, we can ignore x in the denominator.
Now, let be the degree of ionization of phenol in the presence of