Difference

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

Jimmy lira-1G
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Difference

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

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AnnaYan_1l
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Re: Difference

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 = $10^{-10}$
pKA = 10

and a KA = $10^{-8}$
pKA = 8 (so this is a stronger acid than the previous one)

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