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Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:39 pm
What does Ka represent and why is it significant?
Posted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:12 pm
Ka is an acid dissociation constant that is a quantitative measure of the strength of an acid in solution.
Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:14 pm
Ka is essentially a measure of how strong an acid is in a solution. It is equal to ([A-][H+])/[AH].
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Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 8:50 pm
Ka is the ratio of the forward reaction to the backward reaction. It is important because for weak acids, compounds only partially dissociate into H+ ions, and there is a reverse reaction with the equilibrium constant, k.
HA <--> H+ + A-
ka = [H+][A-]/[HA]
Posted: Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:39 pm
Ka (also known as acidity constant, or acid-ionization constant) is a quantitative measure of the strength of an acid in solution. It is the equilibrium constant for a chemical reaction known as dissociation in the context of acid–base reactions.
Posted: Tue Jun 12, 2018 3:53 pm
It is a constant that measures how strongly the acid dissociates, meaning how easily it donates a proton.