pKa for Weak Acids  [ENDORSED]

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pKa for Weak Acids

Postby Nasir_Ahmed » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:25 pm

Okay, this is probably a ridiculous question, but when finding the pH or pOH of weak acids and bases what does the "p" in front of the Ka or Kb represent? Is it something we should know?

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Re: pKa for Weak Acids  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:51 pm

I have discussed and used this in multiple classes about 8 times.
p represents -log10

Therefore pKa = -log10 Ka

Try coming to class or reading the lecture notes.
In the Acids and Bases section we just finished see lecture notes pages 6, 7, 8, and 9.

Kinda embarrassing when Prof is online midnight on a Friday holiday weekend! :-)

Well at least you asked and now know.

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Re: pKa for Weak Acids

Postby Nasir_Ahmed » Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:45 pm

Ah yes okay thank you. I must've missed it in the notes.


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