Determining an acid and base

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Determining an acid and base

Postby Jennifer1E » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:30 pm

What are some ways to determine if we have a weak base/acid and strong base/acid without having to memorize them?

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Re: Determining an acid and base

Postby Chem_Mod » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:13 am

There are 6-8 strong acids and bases (each) that you must memorize. After you have memorized those 15 total (approximately), anything that isn't one of those must be either a weak base or a weak acid.

Note that anything that ends in -COOH is a weak acid and anything that ends in -NH2 or -NH3 is a weak base.

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