Relative Acidity

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Relative Acidity

Postby Dina Geotas 4A » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:13 pm

Why does the pKa of an acid increase as the acidity decreases?

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Re: Relative Acidity

Postby Andrewwiner4D » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:18 pm

A stronger acid will disassociate more and because KA is the ratio of product concentrations over reactant concentrations, the more products, will increase KA. Then since pKA is the negative log of KA the values will decrease and be more acidic.

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