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Naana Boateng 1I
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strength

Postby Naana Boateng 1I » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:30 pm

How can you calculate which acid/base is the stronger acid/base?

Connor Kelligrew 2D
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Re: strength

Postby Connor Kelligrew 2D » Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:32 pm

If it was two acids you could calculate the pH values and compare, whichever is lowest is a stronger acid.
If it was two bases you could calculate the pH values and compare, whichever is higher is a stronger base.
If it was an acid and a basic you could calculate the pH of the acid and the pOH of the base, and whichever is lower is the stronger in its respective quality.

Eli Aminpour 2K
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Re: strength

Postby Eli Aminpour 2K » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:08 pm

There are a few ways to tell. Strong acids and bases have extremely high K values for the chemical reaction of their disassociation in water. There are patterns too related to these higher K values (meaning very little product was left behind). Metal hydroxides tend to be strong bases (metal +hydroxide)


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