Strength of Strong Acids

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Strength of Strong Acids

Postby Chantel_2I » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:03 pm

When it comes to strong acids, what conceptually makes one stronger than the other? If a strong acid, by definition, dissociates completely in water, how can there be varying levels of dissociating completely?

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Re: Strength of Strong Acids

Postby Matthew ILG 1L » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:18 pm

I believe that the stronger the acid, the weaker the bond, and therefore the easier it is for that bond to break and for the acid to completely dissociate in water. So to answer your question, what sets certain acids apart as "stronger" and varying levels of dissociating completely is the ease at which the acid is dissociated.

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Re: Strength of Strong Acids

Postby Cynthia Gong 1L » Tue Dec 03, 2019 10:33 am

the strength of an acid can be ranked by the extent to which they ionize in an aqueous solution. Strong acids completely ionize, while weak acids only partially ionize

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