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neutralization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:51 pm
by Michelle Shin 4B
Can neutralization only occur between a strong acid and metal hydroxide or can it occur between weak acids and bases as well?

Re: neutralization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:57 pm
by Suraj Doshi 2G
Weak acids and weak bases can neutralize strong bases and strong acids (respectively) if they are present in concentrations that allow them to do so. The concentrations can be determined by using the Ka equation.

Re: neutralization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:02 pm
by RobertXu_2J
As long as it's a base + acid = salt + H2O, then it is neutralization

Re: neutralization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:13 pm
by preyasikumar_2L
When a weak acid reacts with an equivalent amount of a weak base, it won't neutralize completely -- it depends on the equilibrium constant K for the reaction. But if the concentrations of a weak acid and strong base are equal then more volume of the weak acid would be needed to neutralize that strong base, and the same goes for weak bases and strong acids.

Re: neutralization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 pm
by 105289321
Between a strong acid and a strong base

Re: neutralization

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:18 pm
by AveryAgosto
As long as an acid and base react to form salt and water it is considered neutralization

Re: neutralization

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:03 pm
by Natalie C 1K
neutralization occurs when an acid and a base react to form a salt and water