Stronger Acids and Bases

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Jaci Glassick 2G
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Stronger Acids and Bases

Postby Jaci Glassick 2G » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:52 am

How do you find with base is stronger? How do you find which acid is stronger?

Joseph Saba
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Re: Stronger Acids and Bases

Postby Joseph Saba » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:58 am

You can use multiple tests. First, check whether each acid/base is a known strong acid or base. For bases, it would be alkaline oxide/hydroxides and for acids, it would be any halogen bonded with hydrogen or an inorganic anion bonded with hydrogen (HNO3). If this isn't the case, I would try to identify weak bases (NH3) or weak acids (anything with a COOH group). Acids are most commonly cations and bases are mostly anions.

Ryan Chang 1C
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Re: Stronger Acids and Bases

Postby Ryan Chang 1C » Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:29 am

You can also look at bond lengths and the resulting anion stability between molecules to determine which acids are stronger.

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