Percentage Ionization

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MaryBanh_2K
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Percentage Ionization

Postby MaryBanh_2K » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:55 pm

How do you calculate the percentage ionization of a weak acid or a weak base? What does this calculation mean conceptually?

Subashni Rajiv 1K
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Re: Percentage Ionization

Postby Subashni Rajiv 1K » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:58 pm

Percent ionization is the amount dissociated (concentration) over the initial concentration multiplied by 100.

Connie Chen 1E
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Re: Percentage Ionization

Postby Connie Chen 1E » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:03 pm

You calculate the percentage of ionization by dividing the concentration of the dissociated species (the conjugate acid or base) by the original concentration of the acid or base, then multiplying by 100%.
Conceptually, the percentage of ionization can tell you how much an acid or base has dissociated, and thus whether it is a strong or weak acid or base.


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