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Unformatted text preview: 2 O to form the conjugate acid and the hydroxide ion The magnitude of K b tell us something about relative base strengths A strong acid has a weak conjugate base A strong base has a weak conjugate acid Suggest a qualitative relationship between the conjugate acid-base pair K a x K b = 1 x 10 -14 The product of the acid dissociation constant with the base dissociation constant for its conjugate base is the ion product constant for H 2 O Hydrolysis the reaction of an ion with H 2 O in which either H 3 O + or OH-is produced...
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