Strong or weak?  [ENDORSED]

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Soonwoo Chung 1D
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Strong or weak?

Postby Soonwoo Chung 1D » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:03 pm

Is there a way to tell if a base is strong or weak? Or should we just have them memorized?

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Re: Strong or weak?

Postby Beata_Vayngortin_3L » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:30 pm

I think it is good to have them memorized, but we can also look at the equilibrium constants since weak bases have smaller equilibrium constants and we can also look at the values of pKb because weak bases have larger pKb values.

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Re: Strong or weak?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:31 pm

See the lists (tables) in my lecture notes in the course reader.

Usually compounds with a N atom that has an available lone pair are weak bases.

Remember, all the metal oxides and hydroxides are strong bases as I discussed in detail in class. See lecture notes.

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Re: Strong or weak?

Postby Beza Ayalew 1I » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:39 pm

Where can we get this table this year since there is no course reader, is it on the chemistry website or in the textbook?

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