For acids

1. Feb 2, 2005

tandoorichicken

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

edit: never mind. answered my own dumb question.

Last edited: Feb 2, 2005
2. Feb 2, 2005

GCT

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.

Last edited: Feb 2, 2005