Ionization in Water

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Ionization in Water

Postby 905085650 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 6:14 pm

What is the relationship between strong and weak bases and getting partially or fully ionized in water?

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby ryanhon2H » Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:26 pm

Strong bases fully dissociate in water, while weak bases only partially dissociate, as the strength of the base depends on its ability to fully dissociate.

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby Lauren Sanchez 3D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:08 pm

ryanhon2H wrote:Strong bases fully dissociate in water, while weak bases only partially dissociate, as the strength of the base depends on its ability to fully dissociate.

Is this why the balanced equation for strong acids have a one-way arrow while weak acids have a two-way arrow?

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby Maeve Miller 1A » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm

Lauren Sanchez 3D wrote:
ryanhon2H wrote:Strong bases fully dissociate in water, while weak bases only partially dissociate, as the strength of the base depends on its ability to fully dissociate.

Is this why the balanced equation for strong acids have a one-way arrow while weak acids have a two-way arrow?


Yep! That's exactly why

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:52 pm

Lauren Sanchez 3D wrote:
ryanhon2H wrote:Strong bases fully dissociate in water, while weak bases only partially dissociate, as the strength of the base depends on its ability to fully dissociate.

Is this why the balanced equation for strong acids have a one-way arrow while weak acids have a two-way arrow?


Technically, even strong bases are at an equilibrium where those bonds may randomly form and break, which is signified by the two way arrow. We would use a one way arrow to simplify it because we know that the equilibrium will be so heavily in favor of one side that it is only happening in one direction if we look at the net concentrations of each.

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby Gabriel Ordonez 2K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:56 pm

A strong acid fully disassociates in a solution while a weak acid partially disassociates in a solution.

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby 205154661_Dis2J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:07 pm

Strong bases are completely ionized in water while weak bases are partially/incompletely ionized in water.

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby Natalie Nartz 4F » Mon Dec 02, 2019 9:30 pm

When in contact with water, strong acids and bases are able to fully dissociate due to their high Ka and Kb values. However weak acids and weak bases have lower Ka and Kb values so they are not able to completely ionize in water.

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Re: Ionization in Water

Postby Pablo 1K » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:02 pm

The weak acids partially dissociate and the stronger ones fully disassociate.


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