What does it mean when something is strong?

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Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B
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What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Cindy Adiwidjaja 1B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:05 pm

I know that there are strong acids and strong bases, but what does it actually mean?

Ariana Iranmahboub1G
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Ariana Iranmahboub1G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:11 pm

Strong acids and bases dissociate completely in aqueous solutions whereas weak bases and acids don’t.

Vincent Leong 2B
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Vincent Leong 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:33 pm

the acid or base will dissociate completely. For acids, it will give away all of its H+ ions and bases will give off it's OH- completely. After being dissolved in water, there will be nothing left of that acid or base in terms of concentration.

Sean Sugai 4E
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Sean Sugai 4E » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:35 pm

Strong acids and bases have weaker bonds between the molecules, which means that they dissociate completely in solution

Rishika Yadav 3D
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Rishika Yadav 3D » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:36 pm

It means they dissociate completely in solution. This correlates to being strong because it means that there are more H+ or OH- ions in the solution, making it more acidic or basic respectively.

Deepika Reddy 1A
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Deepika Reddy 1A » Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:40 pm

Strong acids and strong bases are substances that completely dissociate in water. Their conjugates are unreactive and are unable to reform the acid or base.

Heba Mengesha 3D
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Heba Mengesha 3D » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:07 pm

Acids and bases that are completely ionized when dissolved in water are called strong acids and bases.

Gerald Bernal1L
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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Gerald Bernal1L » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:09 pm

The strength of an acid is just based on their ability to ionize completely in water and therefore be able to produce H+ ions or OH- ions.

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Re: What does it mean when something is strong?

Postby Claire Grover 3G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:33 pm

I think it means that they completely dissociate.


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