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Relative to water upstream, the pH of water increases as it passes over a newly constructed concrete dam. In central Texas, the water will have a...

Relative to water upstream, the pH of water
increases as it passes over a newly constructed
concrete dam. In central Texas, the water
will have a carbonate-bicarbonate equilibrium
system.
HCO−
3 (aq) ⇀↽
H+(aq) + CO2−
3 (aq)
Ka =
[H+][CO2−
3 ]
[HCO−
3 ]
What can you say about the water down-
stream of the dam?

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