Ka only in weak acids and bases?

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Sydney Pell 2E
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Ka only in weak acids and bases?

Postby Sydney Pell 2E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:11 am

Why are Ka calculations are only used for weak acid and bases?

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Re: Ka only in weak acids and bases?

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:16 am

Ka for strong acids and bases is huge, assume 100% dissociation for these so no need to use Ka calculations

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Re: Ka only in weak acids and bases?

Postby jvera4b » Sun Dec 08, 2019 10:26 am

Ka is only given for weak acids because they don’t dissociate completely so just assume complete dissociation for strong acids.


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