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Strong acids/bases and Weak conjugate acids/bases

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:02 pm
by sallina_yehdego 2E
Just to be clear, strong acids usually have weak conjugate bases and strong bases usually have weak conjugate acids right?

Re: Strong acids/bases and Weak conjugate acids/bases

Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:51 pm
by klarratt2
Yes, strong bases usually have weak conjugate acids and strong acids usually have weak conjugate bases. For example, HCl (strong acid) has the conjugate base of Cl- (weak base) and OH- (strong base) has the conjugate base of H2O (weak acid).