Ka and pH shortcut for Weak Acids in MCAT Chemistry

Ka and pH calculations for weak acids can be trick on the MCAT if you attempt a general chemistry approach. Ice tables and quadratic equations are not only a waste of time, but nearly impossible without a calculator. This video shows you my shortcut for skipping the ICE chart and skipping the quadratic equation for […]

Ranking acids and bases using ka or pKa values and pure logic

In general chemistry you spent many hours drawing out ICE charts and doing pKa calculations.¬†After many calculations you were able to determine strong and weak acids. Not in organic chemistry. At the orgo level you may be given ka/pKa values, but not for the purpose of doing calculations. These values help you rank strong or […]