# Ionization constants for acids and bases

• March 14th 2010, 09:24 PM
iamanoobatmath
Ionization constants for acids and bases
Is the $K_a$ value for hydrofluoric acid $3.5\times10^{-4}$ or $6.7\times10^{-4}$? I have two different textbooks for chemistry that have different values.
Ionization constants table from both textbooks:
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6718/32996808.jpg
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3728/60299474.jpg
• March 14th 2010, 09:33 PM
mr fantastic
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Originally Posted by iamanoobatmath
Is the $K_a$ value for hydrofluoric acid $3.5\times10^{-4}$ or $6.7\times10^{-4}$? I have two different textbooks for chemistry that have different values.
Ionization constants table from both textbooks:
http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/6718/32996808.jpg
http://img62.imageshack.us/img62/3728/60299474.jpg

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