## ice

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jane_ni_2d
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### ice

what's the difference between the ice tables for acid base reactions and for regular equilibrium reactions?

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### Re: ice

For weak acids and bases the ICE tables are exactly the same as "regular" equilibrium problems. However, for strong acids and bases there are no ICE tables as the species dissociates 100%.

Meghanhe1l
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### Re: ice

There is no difference. Ka and K are both descriptions of equilibrium -- they have no fundamental difference. Ka is just a more specified name

Maya_Peterson1C
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### Re: ice

There is no difference within the ICE table itself, just the type of species that are put into it.

Jchellis 1I
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### Re: ice

How do we know if the acid is too strong for an ICE table?