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As everyone else has stated, Ka is for the formation of acids and Kb is for the formation of bases. A way to memorize this is that Ka has an "a" in it for acids, and Kb has a "b" in it for bases.
Hannah Biju 1E wrote:If there is formation of an acid (H3O+), then you should use Ka. If there is formation of a base (OH-), then you should use Kb.
Thank you for your clarification! I had totally forgotten about this!
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