## Ka and Kb on Final

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

Sydni Stewart
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### Ka and Kb on Final

In class, Lavelle mentioned we would not need to know equilibrium constants until 14b, so what exactly do we need to know in regards to what we've learned about Ka and Kb?

Ashley P 4I
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

I am also very confused on this because todays lecture talked more about 14B rather than what we would need to learn in terms of this course.

Emmanuel Ogunrinde 3L
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

I don't think we'll have to solve equilibrium constants on the final. On Outline 6 where it lists what we have to know for the final it doesn't say anything about equilibrium.

Rebecca Park
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

we don't need to Ka and Kb

Richard Ku 4H
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

We will not need to know Ka and Kb values for the final. This will be covered in 14B. The only acids and bases calculations we will do is for pH.

Claudia Luong 4K
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

We do not need to know these for the final. Just in case, I think it would be good to at least keep in mind that pKa is -log(Ka) and that the bigger the value of Ka is the stronger the acid.

Ashley Odibo Dis3E
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

Claudia Luong 3G wrote:We do not need to know these for the final. Just in case, I think it would be good to at least keep in mind that pKa is -log(Ka) and that the bigger the value of Ka is the stronger the acid.

Does this also mean the bigger the value of Kb the stronger the base?

Claudia Luong 4K
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

Yes, the larger the value of Kb, the stronger the base.

Abby-Hile-1F
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

Do we just need to understand the general concepts of Ka and Kb, but will not need to solve anything with them?

Jayde Felix 4H
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### Re: Ka and Kb on Final

Yes, understand the concept but don't worry about equations having to do with them.