Problem: Why do strong acids have weak conjugate bases?

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  Ka and Kb are connected by the autoionization constant of water (Kw) in the following equation:


Kw = Ka· Kb

Kw is a constant and is temperature dependent. The value of Kwat given temperature (25°C) is:

Kw = 1.0x10-14             @ 25°C


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Why do strong acids have weak conjugate bases?

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