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Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:34 pm
by Sarah Nichols 4C
How and why would the pH of a solution differ if you use a weak base instead of a strong?

Re: Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:49 pm
by Michelle Chan 1J
A strong base would have a higher pH because it accepts more protons.

Re: Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:56 pm
by asannajust_1J
a weak base will not dissociate completely, so it won't yield as many OH- ions in the solution, and since a strong base does dissociate completely the OH- concentration is much higher in a solution with a strong base than one with a weak base.

Re: Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2019 8:00 pm
by Megan Jung 3A
stronger bases will have a higher ph whereas strong acids will have a lower ph.

Re: Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:39 pm
by 805097738
a weak base will have a lower pH than a strong base

Re: Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:59 pm
by 605208780
A strong base would have a higher pH due to it accepting more protons. A weak base would have a lower pH.

Re: Weak vs Strong acids and bases

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:10 am
by Catherine Daye 1L
pH shows the concentration of hydronium ions in the solution. Weak acids result in a low concentration of hydronium ions because the hydrogen doesn't dissociate easily, therefore resulting in a less acidic solution (pH closer to 7).