Strong acids/weak acids

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Simon Dionson 4I
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Strong acids/weak acids

Postby Simon Dionson 4I » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:12 pm

Do strong acids have K(a) values like weak acids do? Or is there even a distinction between K and K(a)?

Asha Agarwal 1E
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Re: Strong acids/weak acids

Postby Asha Agarwal 1E » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:20 pm

All acids have a Ka value, but strong acids will have very large Ka values in comparison to weak acids as strong acids dissociate more.

Wendy 1E
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Re: Strong acids/weak acids

Postby Wendy 1E » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:31 pm

Strong acids do have a Ka value. They have large Ka values because the higher the Ka, the more the acid dissociates. They have low pKa values.

RichBollini4G
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Re: Strong acids/weak acids

Postby RichBollini4G » Wed Jan 15, 2020 7:35 pm

Wendy Perez 1E wrote:Strong acids do have a Ka value. They have large Ka values because the higher the Ka, the more the acid dissociates. They have low pKa values.

very helpful, thank you


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