Acids and Bases

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605110118
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Acids and Bases

Postby 605110118 » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:03 pm

Will we have to know about polyprotic acids for the test this week?

Diana_Diep2I
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Diana_Diep2I » Wed Jan 22, 2020 8:24 pm

No we don't. Dr. Lavelle said that polyprotic acids required multiple steps for each time the acid donates a proton.

Caroline Beecher 2H
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Caroline Beecher 2H » Thu Jan 23, 2020 9:26 am

It might be good to know what polyprotic acids are for the future but I don't think they are something to worry about for this test.

Juliana Chopelas 1A
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Juliana Chopelas 1A » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:48 pm

I wouldn't stress too much about this on the test but we will probably have to know it at some point

Celena Kim 2I
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Celena Kim 2I » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:16 pm

We won't need to know about it on Test 1.

Ipsita Srinivas 1K
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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby Ipsita Srinivas 1K » Thu Jan 23, 2020 4:29 pm

But what about the homework questions from 6E (1 and 3)?? Those dealt with polyprotic acids. If someone could explain them to me, that'd be really helpful!

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Re: Acids and Bases

Postby CameronDis2K » Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:03 pm

I believe no, but the idea of a polyprotic acid is that it can donate more than one hydrogen atom in the equilibrium reaction (like 2+, 3+, etc.) and therefore will have different ionization levels and multiple Ka values.,


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