Shreya CONDAMOOR

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

Discussion created by Shreya CONDAMOOR on Jan 6, 2014

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!

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