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Polyprotic Acid Ka

Posted: Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:15 pm
by Carlos Gonzales 1H
How do we know if a certain acid has more than one Ka? Is it based solely on the available H available to donate?

Re: Polyprotic Acid Ka

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:22 am
by Gurpreet Khamba 1J
Yes. Acids have as many Ka values as the H that it has.

Re: Polyprotic Acid Ka

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:02 pm
by Emma Miltenberger 2I
Dr. Lavelle said in class today that we do not need to know polyprotic acids so you can omit problems 12.79 and 12.81 in the textbook.

Re: Polyprotic Acid Ka  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:52 pm
by Chem_Mod
Correct, in class today I said that we are not covering polyprotic acid/base calculations, and therefore omit problems 12.79 and 12.81 in the textbook.

We have, of course, covered polyprotic acids (H2SO4, etc.).