## Strong Acids/Bases

Acidity $K_{a}$
Basicity $K_{b}$
The Conjugate Seesaw $K_{a}\times K_{b}=K_{w}$

Jessica Beroukhim 3K
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### Strong Acids/Bases

Do strong acids have a Ka? Do strong bases have a Kb?

Lucian1F
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### Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Their equilibrium constants are basically infinity since there are hardly any reactants, so no

Kyle Alves 3K
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### Re: Strong Acids/Bases

To clarify, we don't calculate a Ka or Kb because we assume for strong acids and bases are 100% ionized in a solution, because the equilibrium concentration otherwise is so small it becomes useless in calculations. That would mean that for example:

0.1M HCL would 100% ionize to form 0.1M H3O+ and 0.1M Cl-

Karen Ung 2H
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### Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Strong acids and bases do not have Ka and Kb values because they completely dissociate in water. Ka and Ka are used to describe only weak acids, but pH values can be used to describe both strong and weak acids.