Common Acids/Bases

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Sydney Wu 2M
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Common Acids/Bases

Postby Sydney Wu 2M » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:04 pm

Should we memorize the strong/weak acids and bases listed on pages 163-64 in the course reader?

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Re: Common Acids/Bases

Postby Angela_Pu_3C » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:10 pm

I don't think we need to memorize them per se, but rather generally recognize which acids & bases are strong/weak.

Lauren Trent 2A
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Re: Common Acids/Bases

Postby Lauren Trent 2A » Mon Nov 28, 2016 9:38 pm

Knowing which acids and bases are strong vs. weak will help you in quickly determining whether to use an ICE table or not, so it would probably be useful to have them memorized. However, you can also recognize that if a Ka/Kb value is given the acid/base must be weak, as the value would not be given otherwise so I don't think memorizing them is mandatory.

Emily Steele 4J
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Re: Common Acids/Bases

Postby Emily Steele 4J » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:26 am

Do we need to memorize all the acids and bases in the course reader?

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