Problem: The compound dimethylamine, (CH3)2NH, is a weak base when dissolved in water. Write the Kb expression for the weak base equilibrium that occurs in an aqueous solution of dimethylamine:

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Equilibrium reaction:        (CH3)2NH(aq) + H2O(l)  (CH3)2NH2+(aq) + OH-(aq)


Kb is the base dissociation constant and it is an equilibrium expression

When writing an equilibrium expression:

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The compound dimethylamine(CH3)2NH, is a weak base when dissolved in water. Write the Kexpression for the weak base equilibrium that occurs in an aqueous solution of dimethylamine:

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