## Difference Between Ka and Kb

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

kevinav
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### Difference Between Ka and Kb

What is the difference between Ka and Kb? How would you find the Kb of an equation where an acid is ionized?

Iris Bai 2K
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### Re: Difference Between Ka and Kb

Ka is the equilibrium constant for acids, and Ka is the equilibrium constant for bases. For an acid that is ionized, you would fine Ka, not Kb.

Henry Dudley 1G
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### Re: Difference Between Ka and Kb

Iris Bai 1E wrote:Ka is the equilibrium constant for acids, and Ka is the equilibrium constant for bases. For an acid that is ionized, you would fine Ka, not Kb.

How would you find Ka?