## Equilibrium Constants

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

melodyzaki2E
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### Equilibrium Constants

How do we find the equilibrium constants for weak acids/bases? Is it different from strong acids/bases?

Tarika Gujral 1K
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### Re: Equilibrium Constants

From my understanding, we do not need to do calculations involving weak acids or bases. In general, however, the value of the constant remains the same: the concentrations of the conjugate acids and bases will decrease. This is because for weak acids and bases, there is incomplete disassociation, hence lessening product concentrations.

Andrew Lam 3B
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### Re: Equilibrium Constants

Strong acids/base reactions go so far towards dissociation we assume they completely dissociate, so no equilibrium constant needs to be solved for. (There are basically no reactants left)