Strong Bases?  [ENDORSED]

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Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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Strong Bases?

Postby Aya Shokair- Dis 2H » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:45 pm

I know the rules regarding what makes a strong acid (binary or oxyacid).
Did we go over any rules on what makes a strong base?
Is it right to think that it's conjugate acid must be stable and weak relatively?

Rachel Formaker 1E
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Re: Strong Bases?

Postby Rachel Formaker 1E » Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:51 pm

Metal hydroxides are usually strong bases
Examples include NaOH, LiOH, KOH, etc.

Just as strong acids completely dissociate in water, strong bases also completely dissociate in water, so their conjugate acids are EXTREMELY weak, and you assume that none of the strong base remains in solution.

Justin Lai 1C
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Re: Strong Bases?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Justin Lai 1C » Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:53 pm

Yes, strong bases have very stable conjugate acids because the strength of a base can be measured in how likely the conjugate acid is to stay an acid. This is because a strong base completely dissociates


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