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 tandoorichicken Feb2-05 05:57 PM

for acids

for a weak monoprotic acid is the ratio
$$\frac{[A^-]}{[HA]}$$
always equal to 1?

edit: never mind. answered my own dumb question.
:bugeye:

 GCT Feb2-05 06:03 PM

No. it will be much less than 1, referring to the equilibrium constant K. However, at some times, "weak" refers to a significantly strong acid and thus it may apply.

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