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Nikita Patra 3J
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Postby Nikita Patra 3J » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:50 pm

Why is water left out of calculating Ka?

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Re: Water

Postby TarynD_1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:12 pm

I think water is considered to be a constant in the equilibrium constant formula (it is considered to be 1) because it shouldn't affect the equilibrium of the reactants.

Brian J Cheng 1I
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Re: Water

Postby Brian J Cheng 1I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:26 pm

I believe Ka only focuses on the formation of acids (i.e. HCl -> Cl- + H+) so thus water won't really apply here.

Claire Stoecklein 1E
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Re: Water

Postby Claire Stoecklein 1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:31 pm

Water is considered to be neutral because it is neither an acid or a base, so it does not affect reactions of acids and bases. Rather, the acids and bases affect the water

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Re: Water

Postby Sally kim 4F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:34 pm

Water is left out of calculating Ka because it is neutral. Therefore, it doesn't really affect anything in the formula, and doesn't change anything if it's left out

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Re: Water

Postby Sadhana_Dicussion_4A » Sun Dec 01, 2019 5:35 pm

Water is constant so it doesn't affect acid and base reactions.

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