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Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:47 pm
by LBacker_2E
How do we know if the acid/base equations are reversible? Are strong acid/base equations never reversible, and weak ones always are?

Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:04 pm
by Qiu Ya Wu 4I
For the purposes of this course, acid/base reactions are reversible only with weak acids or bases.

Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:15 pm
by haileyramsey-1c
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.

Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 6:07 pm
by Lauren Tanaka 1A
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.

Re: Directionality of Acid/Base Equations

Posted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 12:59 am
by stephaniekim2K
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.