Conjugate Base versus an Acid

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Ashvi_Luthra_4H
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Conjugate Base versus an Acid

Postby Ashvi_Luthra_4H » Fri Dec 07, 2018 3:55 pm

Should the conjugate base have a higher Ka than its acid? I saw an example on the board of a study session that implied this. If so, why?

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Re: Conjugate Base versus an Acid

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:47 am

Ka refers to the tendency of ionization of an acid, not a base.

Jacob Bershatski 4C
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Re: Conjugate Base versus an Acid

Postby Jacob Bershatski 4C » Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:39 am

A conjugate base will have a lower Ka and a higher Kb versus an acid.


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