How to Calculate the Acid Ionization Constant


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Of the four acids below, which one is the strongest?

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1. What is the Ka of this acid? HA = 0.045M A- = 0.045M H3O+ = 0.3M

2. What acid is weakest?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

Utilizing this quiz and worksheet gives you a chance to see how much you know about the calculation of the acid ionization constant. Questions address determining the strongest acid in a given list, as well as the first Ka of a specific kind of acid.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

Using the topics below, you can test your knowledge of the material during the quiz:

  • Choosing the weakest acid from a list
  • Finding the Ka of a given acid
  • Selecting the strongest acid from a group
  • Determining the first Ka of a given acidic compound

Skills Practiced

  • Problem solving - use what you know to solve practice problems involving Ka and acidic compounds
  • Information recall - remember what you have learned about the strength of acids
  • Knowledge application - utilize your skills to answer questions about the sequence of Ka

Additional Learning

To review more, go to the lesson titled How to Calculate the Acid Ionization Constant. Using this, you can explore the additional material listed below:

  • Deprotonation
  • Other terms for the acid ionization constant
  • What a molecule in brackets indicates