pKa and pKb

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

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sonalivij
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pKa and pKb

If the pKa is given for an acid, and we are told to find the pKb, are we technically finding the pKb of the acids conjugate base if we use 14-pKa=pKb?

Emilia z
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Re: pKa and pKb

Technically yes, but that would be the correct way to solve for the pKb of an acid given the pKa

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