0 Replies Latest reply on Jan 6, 2014 11:01 PM by Shreya CONDAMOOR

    If you know the pKa of compound can you find it's pKb?

    Shreya CONDAMOOR

      Dear Ask A Chemist,

       

      If you know the pKa of compound can you find it's pKb?

       

      I'm not talking about the pKb of the conjugate base, which I know you can find by subtracting the pKa from 14. So, can the same compound have both a pKa and a pKb? For example, can acetic acid have both a pka and pkb? Not the pKb of the acetate ion..


      I hope my question makes sense! Thanks!