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Memorizing Acids by name

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 6:49 pm
by chrisdinkel_4E
Should we memorize all of the strong acids/bases by name? Or are they going to give us the molecular formula?
I can just imagine an easy question that could be asked but not knowing the formula for the acid messes everything up

Re: Memorizing Acids by name

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 7:06 pm
by jessicahe4Elavelle
I think that you should memorize all the strong acids (they are 7: HCl, HBr, HI, HClO3, HClO4, H2SO4, HN03). Strong bases are basically all the metal oxides and metal hydroxides

Re: Memorizing Acids by name

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 12:01 am
by mayra martinez 1D
you should memorize so that you can more easily identify them or so that you can more easily identify a weak acid.

Re: Memorizing Acids by name

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:09 pm
by Rami_Z_AbuQubo_2K
Dont memorize but understand. There are 3 general rules that you can look at that the book describes intensively.
1. The more 0, the stronger the acid
2. The more electronegative the molecule, the more acidic.
3. The easier to break up a bond, the more electronegative and that looks at things like HF vs HCl, where HCl would be stronger because it has a longer bond.