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Solution: Consider the three generic weak acids HA, HB, and HC. The images shown here represent the ionization of each acid at room temperature.Which acid has the largest Ka?

Problem
Consider the three generic weak acids HA, HB, and HC. The images shown here represent the ionization of each acid at room temperature.
The figure shows 3 diagrams of 3 acids at room temperature. Diagram of acid HA contains 23 molecules, 1 red and 1 white ball. Each molecule consists of 1 red and 1 white ball. Diagram of acid HB contains 20 molecules, 4 blue and 4 white balls. Each molecule consists of 1 blue ball and 1 white ball. Diagram of acid HC contains 24 molecules, 2 green and 2 white balls. Each molecule consists of 1 green ball and 1 white ball.
Which acid has the largest Ka?