strength of conjugate acids & bases

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Leslie Cheng 4B
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strength of conjugate acids & bases

Postby Leslie Cheng 4B » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:33 pm

If you have a strong base, is the conjugate acid always going to be weak? Can you ever have a weak base make a weak conjugate acid?

Atul Saha 3D
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Re: strength of conjugate acids & bases

Postby Atul Saha 3D » Sat Dec 08, 2018 1:55 pm

Generally, the rule is that the stronger a Bronsted acid or base is, the weaker its conjugate is.
For example with HCl, the strong acid creates the weak conjugate base Cl-. Cl- is already fairly stable and has an octet,meaning it wouldnt' need a proton.


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