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strong acids

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:37 pm
by megangeorge-1K
In lecture we learned that strong acids are almost completely ionized in a solution. What does that mean?

Re: strong acids

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:47 pm
by Chem_Mod
Any of the true strong acids are completely dissociated in solution. This means that they will completely form the ions, basically the same way they would if they are a salt. So HCl, HBr and HI (which are all strong acids) will form H+ and Cl-, H+ and Br-, and H+ and I- respectively. This is the definition of a strong acid. For weak acids, the more that they will dissociate into their ions in solution the stronger it will be. This is why weak acids with higher Ka are stronger acids, because they dissociate more.

Re: strong acids

Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:47 pm
by Dennisse Diaz 1D
Strong acids will release all of their hydrogens in water, therefore they will dissolve.

Re: strong acids

Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:39 pm
by Chem_Mod
Just remember that something can dissolve without necessarily dissociating.

Re: strong acids

Posted: Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:05 pm
by DavidEcheverri3J
How do weak acids react in an aqueous solution?