Dissociation constant

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Description

A measure of the dissociation of positive and negative ions in an electrolyte solution. Most simple salts, such as sodium chloride, have a high dissociation constant when dissolved in water. The dissociation constant for an acid or base indicates the ionization strength of the compound and can be related to its pH.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Dissoziationskonstante (Deut.); constante de dissociation (Fr.);