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Ignoring Deprotonations

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:02 pm
by Nathan Mariano 2G
While doing polyprotic acids and base calculations, what approximation justifies ignoring the second deprotonations?

Re: Ignoring Deprotonations

Posted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:31 pm
by julia_lok_2K
In the textbook, it says that if Ka2 is less than Ka1/1000, then you can ignore the second deprotonation.

Hope this helps!