Problem: An acid with a low pKa: (a) is a weak acid (b) is a strong acid (c) has a weak conjugate base (d) both b and c  

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(a) is a weak acid (False, the higher the pKa, the weaker it is)

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An acid with a low pKa

(a) is a weak acid 

(b) is a strong acid 

(c) has a weak conjugate base 

(d) both b and c  

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