The following equilibrium is established when 0.0120 M benzoic acid (C 6H 5COOH) is dissolved in water. C 6H 5COOH + H 2O ⇌ C 6H 5COO - + H 3O + K a = 6.3 x 10 -5 Which statement is false? a. Hydroxide ion concentration is negligible with respect to hydrogen ion concentration. b. C6H5COOH is a weak acid. c. H2O is a weak base. d. C6H5COO- is the conjugate acid of benzoic acid. e. H3O+ is the conjugate acid of H2O.
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