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We know that strong vs weak acid-base reactions is complete vs incomplete ionization of the acid, but can you differentiate them in reaction equations? In other words, how would we know if the acid is weak or strong just by looking at the reaction?
The easiest way is to just memorize the strong acids because most are weak so there are not too many. I know there is another way that involves some calculations but I think it is a lot more complex than what is expected of us for this class.
The only way to tell whether the reaction is a strong acid/base or weak acid/base reaction is by looking at the acid or base that is reacting. There are more weak acids and bases than strong acids and bases. Thus, if you recognize that the acid or base that is not reacting is not a strong acid or base, then it is a weak acid/base reaction.