Strong acids and bases

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Mrudula Akkinepally
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Strong acids and bases

Postby Mrudula Akkinepally » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:55 pm

Hello!

What pka values are indicative of a strong acid? What pkb values are indicative of a strong base?

Please let me know! Thank you :)

rachelhchem1I
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Re: Strong acids and bases

Postby rachelhchem1I » Thu Jan 14, 2021 8:13 pm

pKa < -1 is a strong acid. For example, HI has a pKa of -9.3. And a larger pKa indicates a strong base


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