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Using chemical equations, show how the triprotic acid H3PO4 ionizes in water. Phases, such as (l) or (aq), are optional.

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  1. chasetucker
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    I'm not exactly sure how to approach this problem. Can someone please set me in the right direction?

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    it ionizes multiple ways: \[H_3PO_4 \rightarrow H^+ + H_2PO_4^-\]\[H_3PO_4 \rightarrow 2H^+ + HPO_4^{2-}\]\[H_3PO_4 \rightarrow 3H^+ + HPO_4^{3-}\]

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