example problem for Ka and Kb  [ENDORSED]

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Stephanie tran 1J
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example problem for Ka and Kb

Postby Stephanie tran 1J » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:01 pm

If you're given the value for pKa, but the compound you're given is a base, then how do you find Kb?

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Re: example problem for Ka and Kb  [ENDORSED]

Postby miznaakbar » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:27 pm

You can first find pKa by doing 14 - pKb and then you can convert pKa into Ka, which is what you would then use to solve equilibria problems for the acid.


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