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Determine Ka of Weak Acids Inquiry Guidance & AP* Chemistry Curriculum Alignment Transition Guide

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Acids vary greatly in their strength—their ability to ionize or produce ions when dissolved in water. What factors determine the strength of an acid? In this experiment, the strength of acids are determined by the equilibrium constants for their ionization reactions in water.

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  • Strong vs. Weak Acids
  • Consumer Chemistry
  • Ions