Weak Acids and Bases
Acid base reactions and the control of pH are fundamental processes. Chemical mechanisms for "acid balance" in biological systems and "pH control" in the natural environment are essential requirements to the proper operation and interplay of the chemical components that make up those systems. This module reviews the fundamental ideas related to weak-acid and weak-base behavior.
Review of Acid-Base Equilibria
Review of Acid-Base Equilibria 2
Strength of Acids - Ka
Strength of Acids - pKa
Dissociation of a Weak Acid
Reactions of Weak Bases with Water
Session Summary
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