Writing equations with acids and bases

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Alex McCorriston Dis 3A
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Writing equations with acids and bases

Postby Alex McCorriston Dis 3A » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:34 pm

When writing the equation for a reaction with acids and bases, should we write the double arrows to represent that it is a forward and backwards reaction when strong acids and bases are involved even though they essentially completely associate?

Nishma Chakraborty 1J
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Re: Writing equations with acids and bases

Postby Nishma Chakraborty 1J » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:40 pm

Hey!

For strong acids and strong bases, I'm pretty sure we use the forward arrows only because strong acids and strong bases dissociate completely.

Hope this helps! :)

Morgan Baxter 1E
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Re: Writing equations with acids and bases

Postby Morgan Baxter 1E » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:52 pm

I agree, I think by omitting the double arrows and instead just having one forward arrow better shows your understanding of the reaction that is occurring. It shows that you have recognized that this is a strong acid/base.

Peter Dis1G
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Re: Writing equations with acids and bases

Postby Peter Dis1G » Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:23 pm

Will the test tell us whether it's strong acid/base or not or we need to remember some?

Qining Jin 1F
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Re: Writing equations with acids and bases

Postby Qining Jin 1F » Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:19 pm

I think we need to know what the strong acids/bases are

Rachel Lu_dis1H
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Re: Writing equations with acids and bases

Postby Rachel Lu_dis1H » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:21 am

Yeah we'll need to memorize which acids and bases are strong


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