Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

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Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Postby LBacker_2E » Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:47 pm

How do we know if the acid/base equations are reversible? Are strong acid/base equations never reversible, and weak ones always are?

Qiu Ya Wu 4I
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Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Postby Qiu Ya Wu 4I » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:04 pm

For the purposes of this course, acid/base reactions are reversible only with weak acids or bases.

haileyramsey-1c
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Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Postby haileyramsey-1c » Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:15 pm

Strong acids and base will completely dissociate in water/solution into their ions so it is not reversible. But, weak acids and bases do not dissociate completely and have the ability to be reversed.

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Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Postby Lauren Tanaka 1A » Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:07 pm

In chemical equilibrium, most of the reactions will be reversible. A strong acid or base is able to completely dissociate in a solution and so the reaction is not reversible. However, a weak acid or base does not completely dissociate in a solution making the reaction reversible.

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Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Postby stephaniekim2K » Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:59 am

Weak acids and bases are reversible because they don't dissociate completely, but strong acids and bases on the other hand dissociate completely so they are not reversible.


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