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Strong acids and strong bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:35 am
by Josephine Lu 4L
Are strong acids and strong bases always completely ionized in water?

Re: Strong acids and strong bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 12:51 am
by Tony Ong 3K
yes, they always completely dissociate

Re: Strong acids and strong bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 8:51 am
by Alexandra Albers 1D
In class, I believe Dr. Lavelle said that they truly only come very close to complete ionization, but for the purposes of this course we will say that they are ionized 100%.

Re: Strong acids and strong bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 2:58 pm
by Lasya Gudipudi 1A
Yeah in lecture, he stated that strong acids and bases are completely ionized in water and weak acids and weak bases are not. So, for the scope of this class, you can say 100% dissociated.

Re: Strong acids and strong bases

Posted: Sun Dec 02, 2018 3:23 pm
by JT Wechsler 2B
For this course, we assume that strong acids and bases completely ionize in water for calculations.

Re: Strong acids and strong bases

Posted: Tue Dec 04, 2018 12:57 am
by Carlos Gomez 3H
I believe the book refers to this as completely deprotonated as well.