The values of equilibrium constants for strong acids are typically large numbers, i. much greater than 1.For example, the Kavalue for hydrochloric...
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The values of equilibrium constants for strong acids are typically large numbers, i.e. much greater than 1. For

example, the Ka value for hydrochloric acid is 1.3 x 106 or 1,300,000. 

Why are Ka values for weak acids so large?

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a.Because strong acids are strong only when the concentrations are very high.


b.Because the relative concentrations of hydronium ion and conjugate base (or the products) are so large compared to the concentration of the undissociated or un-ionized weak acid.


c.Because the amount of undissociated acid, HA, is so large.


d.Because only a very small amount of the acidic hydrogen (proton) is released from the acid and then the reaction stops.

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