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calculating % ionization

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2020 11:11 pm
by Jasleen Kahlon
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
by Venus_Hagan 2L
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
by Jessica Chen 2C
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
by Ian Morris 3C
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
by Sara Richmond 2K
% 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.