Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Sara Veerman-1H
Posts: 31
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:05 am

Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Postby Sara Veerman-1H » Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:38 pm

If given two weak acids, two strong acids, two weak bases, or two strong bases, how could you tell which one is stronger/weaker?

OrAmar-1L
Posts: 35
Joined: Fri Sep 29, 2017 6:04 am

Re: Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Postby OrAmar-1L » Mon Jun 04, 2018 7:37 pm

The stronger an acid is, the more easily it loses a proton

Hannah Lee 1B
Posts: 26
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:03 am

Re: Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Postby Hannah Lee 1B » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:50 pm

^yes, the more easily an acid/base dissociates the stronger it is. However, I don't think you'd actually know for sure unless you compared the acid/base dissociation constants, which we haven't used this quarter.

kellyz_1C
Posts: 33
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:05 am

Re: Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Postby kellyz_1C » Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:59 pm

strong acids and bases dissociate completely in water while weaker acids/ bases do not.

Jordanmarshall
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:03 am

Re: Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Postby Jordanmarshall » Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:34 am

Why do we need to know whether or not it is strong or weak? What does that teach us??

JooHyun Koh 1H
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:03 am

Re: Strength between 2 weak/strong acids/bases

Postby JooHyun Koh 1H » Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:23 pm

^ Whether an acid/base is strong or weak will tell us how it behaves in water. Strong acids and bases will ionize/dissociate completely in water, while weak acids and bases will not. This information is crucial in figuring out the molarity of a solution and how the addition of acids and bases affects the pH of the solution.


Return to “Lewis Acids & Bases”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest