Strong Acids and Bases

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Dustin Shin 2I
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Strong Acids and Bases

Postby Dustin Shin 2I » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:24 pm

For the upcoming test, will we need to memorize the specific strong acids and strong bases or will they be given to us?

Hovik Mike Mkryan 2I
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Re: Strong Acids and Bases

Postby Hovik Mike Mkryan 2I » Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:25 pm

Hello,
I attended a TA's office hours today and he told me that it would be good to know the strong acids and bases for the test. Hope this helped!

Rachel-Weisz3C
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Re: Strong Acids and Bases

Postby Rachel-Weisz3C » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:09 pm

I don't think you need to have any particular compounds memorized as strong acids or bases, but it would probably be good to know a couple (like some that show up frequently in lectures/homework problems). More importantly, just know how to identify compounds as acids/bases.

Searra Harding 4I
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Re: Strong Acids and Bases

Postby Searra Harding 4I » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:34 pm

The 7 strong acids are HCl,HBr,HI,HNO3,HClO3,HClO4, and H2SO4. The 8 strong bases are LiOH,NaOH,KOH,RbOH,CsOH,Ca(OH)2,Sr(OH)2, and Ba(OH)2. I'd recommend memorizing them because they may be useful in the future.

chris_tsai_4H
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Re: Strong Acids and Bases

Postby chris_tsai_4H » Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:50 pm

A good way to memorize strong acids and bases is understanding the relationships between the two elements in terms of electronegativity. Usually, when they have very opposite electronegativities, the two elements form a strong acid/base.

josephyim1L
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Re: Strong Acids and Bases

Postby josephyim1L » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:37 am

For acid and base reactions, what is the general chemical equation? I know that for common acids and bases the acid/base loses/gains a hydrogen and water will either gain or lose a proton, but is there a general guideline to know in preparation for the test?


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