Conjugate Seesaw

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Jorja De Jesus 2C
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Conjugate Seesaw

Postby Jorja De Jesus 2C » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:22 pm

How do you get from the conjugate seesaw to other equations such as pKA+pKB=pKW to pKW =pH+pOH? Should values for pKA, pKB, and pKW be within 0-14 like pH and pOH?

Ami_Pant_4G
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Re: Conjugate Seesaw

Postby Ami_Pant_4G » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:25 pm

I thought the conjugate seesaw refers to the idea that the stronger the acid the weaker its conjugate base is and vice versa, I could be wrong though.

dtolentino1E
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Re: Conjugate Seesaw

Postby dtolentino1E » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:27 pm

Ami is correct! The conjugate seesaw means that a weak acid will have a strong conjugate base

Indy Bui 1l
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Re: Conjugate Seesaw

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:28 pm

Conjugate seesaw has to do with conjugate acids and bases. A weak acid will have a strong conjugate base. A strong acid will have a weak conjugate base. You can see how this is metaphorically related to the idea of a seesaw.

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Re: Conjugate Seesaw

Postby chimerila » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:41 pm

905415863 wrote:Conjugate seesaw has to do with conjugate acids and bases. A weak acid will have a strong conjugate base. A strong acid will have a weak conjugate base. You can see how this is metaphorically related to the idea of a seesaw.


yeah, it's more conceptual, not really as a means to derive a formula

Jorja De Jesus 2C
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Re: Conjugate Seesaw

Postby Jorja De Jesus 2C » Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:47 pm

905415863 wrote:Conjugate seesaw has to do with conjugate acids and bases. A weak acid will have a strong conjugate base. A strong acid will have a weak conjugate base. You can see how this is metaphorically related to the idea of a seesaw.

So the conjugate seesaw isn't referring to KAKB=KW?


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