Strength

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Courtney McHargue 1I
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Strength

Postby Courtney McHargue 1I » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:16 pm

What factors determine how strong or weak an acid/base is?

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: Strength

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Fri Nov 30, 2018 2:21 pm

The difference between strong and weak acids/bases is dependent on their dissociation of either hydrogen or hydroxide ions, respectively. Strong acids typically have anions with a high degree of electronegativity, allowing for their hydrogen ions to be loosely bound and prone to disassociate. Strong bases conversely have cations with a low degree of electronegativity, allowing for their hydroxide ions to more freely disassociate.

Tatum Keichline 2B
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Re: Strength

Postby Tatum Keichline 2B » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:41 pm

Strength is determined by the how readily acid/base dissociates into H+ and OH-.

LeannaPhan14BDis1D
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Re: Strength

Postby LeannaPhan14BDis1D » Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:44 pm

The easier it is to dissociate into H+ and OH-, the weaker the acid or base is.


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