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Postby Jimmy lira-1G » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:39 am

What is the difference between pKA and KA for in terms of acidity?

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Re: Difference

Postby AnnaYan_1l » Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:56 pm

I believe that KA stands for the equilibrium constant for an acid, and pKA provides the -log of the concentration of KA. pKA provides you a way to compare other pKAs if that makes sense....

Let's say a KA =
pKA = 10

and a KA =
pKA = 8 (so this is a stronger acid than the previous one)

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