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Strong or weak?

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:03 pm
by Soonwoo Chung 1D
Is there a way to tell if a base is strong or weak? Or should we just have them memorized?

Re: Strong or weak?

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:30 pm
by Beata_Vayngortin_3L
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.

Re: Strong or weak?  [ENDORSED]

Posted: Sun Nov 27, 2016 3:31 pm
by Chem_Mod
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.

Re: Strong or weak?

Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:39 pm
by Beza Ayalew 1I
Where can we get this table this year since there is no course reader, is it on the chemistry website or in the textbook?