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percent ionization

Postby 005199302 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:37 pm

What's the difference between percent ionization, percent protonated, and percent deprotonated?

Adam Vuilleumier 2K
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Re: percent ionization

Postby Adam Vuilleumier 2K » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:41 pm

Percent protonated is used to describe weak bases and percent deprotonated is used to describe weak acids. Percent ionization is for both

Elizabeth Gallmeister 1A
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Re: percent ionization

Postby Elizabeth Gallmeister 1A » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:08 pm

For both, you use the concentration of conjugate base divided by the concentration of the initial acid, or concentration of conjugate acid divided by concentration of the original base, multiplied by 100. Since most acid base equations are in a one to one ratio, typically using [H3O+] for [A-] or [OH-] for [HB+] will yield the same result.


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