QS Study

Ionic product of water: The dissociation of water, H2 O+ ↔ H+ + OH

According to law of mass action, K = [H+] x [OH] / [H2O]

or, K x [H2O] = [H+] x [OH]

KW is called ionic product of water whose value is 1 x 10-4 at 25°C temperature. KW is essentially just an equilibrium constant for the reactions.

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