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When finding Ka or Kb, do you follow the same rules as we learned from last unit with Kp or Kc? Specifically, if one of the products of an acid reaction has a 2 coefficient, do you square the product concentration when finding Ka?
There are different names for equilibrium constants because they provide a little bit more information about the system that is being studied. Kc means the system is dealing with concentrations, Kp means the system is dealing with partial pressures, Kw has to do with water, Ka is for weak acids, and Kb is for weak bases.
They are all equilibrium constants. The only reason that they have different names is to specify what they are determining. Kp is the partial pressure, Kw is the neutral water, Kc is the concentration, Ka is the weak acid, etc.
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