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pKa1 solutions manual

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:30 pm
by Jordan_Wesson_2J
What is the significance of the 1 after pKa in the solution manual like in question 6C.3 7th addition?

Re: pKa1 solutions manual

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:35 pm
by Venya Vaddi 1L
For acids that are polyprotic, there is a different pKa value each time the acid loses an H+. pKa1 just denotes the pKa value for the first H+ ion the acid loses and is used to distinguish it from its other subsequent pKa values.