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Chapter 16, Problem 16.82QP

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933

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CHEMISTRY: ATOMS FIRST VOL 1 W/CON...

14th Edition
Burdge
ISBN: 9781259327933
Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The Ka1andKa2 expressions for sulphurous acid, H2SO3 has to be written

Acid ionization constant Ka :

Acids ionize in water.  Strong acids ionize completely whereas weak acids ionize to some limited extent.

The degree to which a weak acid ionizes depends on the concentration of the acid and the equilibrium constant for the ionization.

The ionization of a weak acid HA can be given as follows,

HA(aq)H+(aq)+A-(aq)

The equilibrium expression for the above reaction is given below.

Ka=[H+][A-][HA]

Where,

Ka is acid ionization constant,

[H+]   is concentration of hydrogen ion

[A-]   is concentration of acid anion

[HA] is concentration of the acid

For diprotic acids, the successive ionization constants are designated as Ka1andKa2

To write: The Ka1andKa2 expressions for sulphurous acid, H2SO3

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