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Problem 74b
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The ratio of HCO3- to H2CO3 in blood is called the “bicarb number” and is used as a measure of blood pH in hospital emergency rooms. A newly diagnosed diabetic patient is admitted to the emergency room with ketoacidosis and a bicarb number of 10. Calculate the blood pH. Ka for carbonic acid at room temperature (37 degrees Celsius) os 7.9 x 10^-7).

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