Weak vs Strong Acids

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Ashley Kao 1H
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Weak vs Strong Acids

Postby Ashley Kao 1H » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:28 pm

How do we determine if an acid is strong or weak? Is strength based off of electronegativity?

Kimberly Koo 2I
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Re: Weak vs Strong Acids

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:34 pm

Most acids are weak, but an acid that fully dissolves into ions is a strong acid while an acid that doesn't fully dissolve into ions is a weak acid.

JinwooLee_1F
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Re: Weak vs Strong Acids

Postby JinwooLee_1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:45 pm

Acids where the anion is stable when dissolved is a strong acid. In other words, the acids that readily give off their H+ is a strong acid. Therefore, acids such as HBr, HI are strong acids while HF is a weak acid.

Anna Chen 1K
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Re: Weak vs Strong Acids

Postby Anna Chen 1K » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:56 pm

I agree that the strength of an acid is usually determined by its pH or H+.


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