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### calculating % ionization

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:11 pm
I'm a little confused on how you calculate the percent ionization of an acid or a base, and what that means.

### Re: calculating % ionization

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:13 pm
You take the ion concentration that the acid or base produces( so if HA is the acid, the ion will be A-) and divide it by the initial concentration of acid or base.

### Re: calculating % ionization

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:26 am
I agree with the previous response, you do [A-]/[HA], and then x100 to get the percentage.

### Re: calculating % ionization

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:55 am
You divide the concentration of the acid ion but the initial concentration of the acid itself.

### Re: calculating % ionization

Posted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:03 am
% ionization is calculated by dividing the [H30] or [OH] concentration by the concentration of the original acid/ base. Essentially, the higher the concentration of the OH or H30 ions the higher the percent ionization.