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Calculations for KA

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:36 pm
by Andrea_Torres
Can someone explain to me how KA works and how this helps us find the pH?

Re: Calculations for KA

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:30 pm
by Chem_Mod
Ka is the equilibrium constant for deprotonation of acids. The higher Ka is, the stronger the acid and thus the more protons lost and lower the pH. Ka for strong acids is huge, so about 100% dissociation occurs. Ka is more of a 14B topic so you will not need to use it in pH calculations