Identifying Strong/Weak Acids/Bases

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Identifying Strong/Weak Acids/Bases

Postby Julia_Gordon_2A » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:48 am

Is there a specific way to identify compounds as strong/weak acids/bases or is it based on general memorization and familiarity?

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Re: Identifying Strong/Weak Acids/Bases

Postby Lyndon_Bui_3J » Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:57 am

There are not many strong acids, so it is easiest to memorize the main strong acids and strong bases like HCl, HF, NaOh, etc. There is a general rule that organic acids (with carbon) tend to be weak, but that is not always the case.

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