Weak Acids and Bases

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Iris Shim 1E
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Weak Acids and Bases

Postby Iris Shim 1E » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:44 pm

What does it mean for an acid or base to disassociate completely? How does that affect the reaction and its equilibrium?

Hannah Guo 3D
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Re: Weak Acids and Bases

Postby Hannah Guo 3D » Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:51 pm

When strong acids or bases are dissolved in water, they are fully protonated, meaning the most of the protons are dissociated with acids and accepted by bases. Since strong acids and bases tend to be fully protonated in water and the reactions tend to shift right, the equilibrium constants of the reactions are large.

Yizhou Liu 3L
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Re: Weak Acids and Bases

Postby Yizhou Liu 3L » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:32 pm

Strong acid or base can disassociate completely, which means there will only be one arrow toward the right.


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