Skip to main content

Challenging Medicines: Physiochemical Properties

Description

These resource sheets look at the different physiochemical properties of medicines. Pharmacokinetic processes, dissolution, ionisation and dissociation are all covered here.

Type of Activity

:
working independently

Audience

:
TeacherStudent

Age Group

:
16 to 18 years

Credits

:
This resource has been provided by, or developed in partnership with, Reckitt Benckiser
challenging-medicines-phy...

DownloadDownload

Drug molecules are invariably weak acids or weak bases. The extent of ionisation in aqueous solutions of different pH is important. The concepts of acid dissociation constant, base dissociation constant and the ionisation of water are explained.