chemical equations of acids and bases

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Princess Jereza 3C
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chemical equations of acids and bases

Postby Princess Jereza 3C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:12 pm

Is there a difference between using a single arrow or an equilibrium arrow in a chemical reaction between acids and bases? Does it all depend on the complete/incomplete deprotonation/protonation of hydrogen ions in a reaction? thanks

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Re: chemical equations of acids and bases

Postby sbeall_1C » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:15 pm

Hey! You use a reverse arrow when the reaction does not involve a strong acid or a strong base! When a strong acid or base is present, you use a single sided arrow because the acid/base dissociates basically completely.

Annika Zhang 1F
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Re: chemical equations of acids and bases

Postby Annika Zhang 1F » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:35 pm

a double sided arrow indicates a weaker acid or basethat doesn't dissociate completely. the single sided arrow represents the dissociation of a strong acid or base that dissociates completely.


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