Problem: Write the equation for the reaction associated with:The Ka2 of sulfuric acid (H2SO4).The Kb2 of carbonate in water (CO32-)Explain in your own words why you do not need a K-value to calculate the dissociation of a strong acid?

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Recall: Acid dissociation constant (Ka) - the equilibrium constant corresponding to loss of proton of a weak acid. It's counterpart, the base dissociation constant (Kb), is the equilibrium constant corresponding to when a weak base acquires a proton. Di- and polyprotic acids have multiple Ka or Kb values due to them being capable of losing or acquiring multiple protons.

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Write the equation for the reaction associated with:

The Ka2 of sulfuric acid (H2SO4).

The Kb2 of carbonate in water (CO32-)

Explain in your own words why you do not need a K-value to calculate the dissociation of a strong acid?

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