Strong Acids/Bases

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Sondia Luong 1C
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Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Sondia Luong 1C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:28 pm

Hi, does anyone know an easier way toward memorizing strong acids and bases? For now, I've been trying to simply memorize what the acids/bases are, but I find myself forgetting or being unsure at times. Thanks!

Joseph Hsing 2C
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Joseph Hsing 2C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:30 pm

Try using some sort of flashcard system or anything that will help you quiz yourself! I find that trying to just cold memorize never works for me.

Giselle Granda 3F
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Giselle Granda 3F » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:33 pm

There are tons of quizlets that have the strong acids and bases. I used those last quarter to help me memorize them. I highly recommend using those as they have flashcards you can quiz yourself with! Also there is this mnemonic for strong acids that a UA mentioned last quarter that is: SO I Brought NO Clean Clothes.

Ryan Hoang 1D
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Ryan Hoang 1D » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:41 pm

Yeah, I really recommend the mnemonics!
I use that same exact mnemonic for strong acids, and for strong bases, I use: Larry never killed any real cats carly said boldly!

Lauren Sarigumba 1K
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Lauren Sarigumba 1K » Sun Jan 24, 2021 9:55 pm

I just memorize some easy mnemonics . For strong acids, it's "So I Brought No Clean Clothes" (H2SO4, HI, HBr, HNO3, HCL, HCLO3, HCLO4". For strong bases, it's Lily and Nate RoBbed a Bank and Killed a Cessium of Strong Cats" (Li, Na, Rb, Ba, K, Cs, Sr, Ca)

Britney Tran IJ
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Britney Tran IJ » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:04 pm

Lauren Sarigumba 1K wrote:I just memorize some easy mnemonics . For strong acids, it's "So I Brought No Clean Clothes" (H2SO4, HI, HBr, HNO3, HCL, HCLO3, HCLO4". For strong bases, it's Lily and Nate RoBbed a Bank and Killed a Cessium of Strong Cats" (Li, Na, Rb, Ba, K, Cs, Sr, Ca)

this was super helpful ty!

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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby AlbertGu_2C » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:10 pm

At least for the strong bases side, the easiest way to remember them would be just the entire alkali/ne part of the periodic table

Jose Miguel Conste 3H
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Jose Miguel Conste 3H » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:11 pm

I definitely recommend flash cards to help memorize them, it'll make it easier to see whether something is a weak acid or base through this.

Bhuvan Kommineni 3L
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Bhuvan Kommineni 3L » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:13 pm

I could use help on this as well!

Hannah Chang 3K
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Hannah Chang 3K » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:32 pm

Those mnemonics are so cool

Melanie Lin 3E
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Melanie Lin 3E » Sun Jan 24, 2021 10:34 pm

Britney Tran IJ wrote:
Lauren Sarigumba 1K wrote:I just memorize some easy mnemonics . For strong acids, it's "So I Brought No Clean Clothes" (H2SO4, HI, HBr, HNO3, HCL, HCLO3, HCLO4". For strong bases, it's Lily and Nate RoBbed a Bank and Killed a Cessium of Strong Cats" (Li, Na, Rb, Ba, K, Cs, Sr, Ca)

this was super helpful ty!

I knew about the mnemonic for strong acids but this is definitely the first time i've heard of this for strong bases. I'll keep this in mind haha tyy

Kandyce Lance 3E
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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby Kandyce Lance 3E » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:06 pm

Would remembering the strong acids and bases be helpful for the midterm? or would the elements be specified in the questions similar to out hw

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Re: Strong Acids/Bases

Postby joshtully » Sun Jan 24, 2021 11:36 pm

Make a song.


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