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Strong Bases?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:45 pm
by Aya Shokair- Dis 2H
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?

Re: Strong Bases?

Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2017 8:51 pm
by Rachel Formaker 1E
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.

Re: Strong Bases?  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 8:53 pm
by Justin Lai 1C
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