## Kw

Acidity $K_{a}$
Basicity $K_{b}$
The Conjugate Seesaw $K_{a}\times K_{b}=K_{w}$

Kavee Dodampahala 4E
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### Kw

What does Kw represent?

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### Re: Kw

Kw was not discussed in 14A so you do not need to know it. It is the equilibrium constant for the autoionization of water into [OH-] and [H3O+]

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### Re: Kw

Chem_Mod wrote:Kw was not discussed in 14A so you do not need to know it. It is the equilibrium constant for the autoionization of water into [OH-] and [H3O+]

so we can ignore that section in the textbook?

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### Re: Kw

Yes, Kw calculations will be covered in 14B