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Amino acid acid constants

Titration of an amino acid Here is the evolution curve of the $ pH $ when titrating the amino acid histidine (weak acid!) with a sodium hydroxide solution:

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Interpretation The →       theory of titration shows that the values of the $ pH $ at the half-equivalence points are equal to the $pKa$ of the pairs present. With

we have: $pKa_{(I)/(II)}\;=\;1.8$ $pKa_{(II)/(III)}\;=\;6.0$ $pKa_{(III)/(IV)}\;=\;9.0$