Weak Acid and Weak Base

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Claire_Kim_2F
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Weak Acid and Weak Base

Postby Claire_Kim_2F » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:01 am

When I was doing the homework there seemed to be a pattern where the salts had a certain pattern where if it had a strong acid and a strong base it would be neutral. Then if it had a strong acid and a weak base it would be acidic and a strong base and weak acid would be basic. I was wondering if this pattern is true. Also what happens if you have a weak acid and a weak base?

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Re: Weak Acid and Weak Base

Postby Benjamin_Hugh_3F » Wed Dec 09, 2020 12:09 am

Salts formed by weak acid and base hydrolyzes just like the strong base/weak acid and strong acid/weak base reaction, but whether or not it creates an acid or base depends on whichever the acid or base is stronger. The dominant factor will determine whether it is acidic or basic.

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Re: Weak Acid and Weak Base

Postby Aishwarya Kosgi 1F » Thu Dec 10, 2020 1:23 am

I think you would determine if the solution is acidic or basic based on the amount of H30+ ions and OH- ions, so you might need more information to determine which one (acid or base) dissociates more.


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