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Is it possible to find the % ionization/de-protonation (not protonation) of a basic solution, or does it only apply to acids?
You can find the percent protonation of a basic solution by calculating [HB+]/[B initial] times 100%. The [HB+] is the concentration of the base's conjugate acid.
Percentage deprotonation only applies to acids since acids donate a proton in solution. A base does not donate protons, but rather accepts protons, so you can only find percentage protonation for bases. Thus, percentage deprotonation is for acids whereas percentage protonation is for bases. However, when given a base, you could find the percentage deprotonation for the conjugate acid, but this would still be an acid in the end. Hope this helps!
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