Weak vs. Strong

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Bao Tram Nguyen
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Weak vs. Strong

Postby Bao Tram Nguyen » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:11 pm

In class, Professor Lavelle mentioned weak vs strong acids and bases. Can someone explain the difference between them?

Brianna Becerra 1B
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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Brianna Becerra 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:15 pm

Stong acids are almost completely ionized in a solution whereas for strong bases they are completely ionized in water. A weak acid will be incompletely ionized in a solution whereas a base would be incompletely ionized in water.

Yiyang Jen Wang 4G
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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Yiyang Jen Wang 4G » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:23 pm

Weak acids will have a higher pH value(lower concentration of hydrogen ions) than strong acids At the same concentration.

Shimei_2F
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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Shimei_2F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:37 pm

Strong acids completely ionize in solution while strong bases completely ionize in water.

Venus_Hagan 2L
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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Venus_Hagan 2L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:40 pm

Basically strong acids dissociate completely and become ions while for weak acids some of it will dissociate and some will remain as acid.

Jacob Villar 2C
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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Jacob Villar 2C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 10:53 pm

Stronger acids/bases are completely ionized (dissociated) in solution or water respectively.

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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Natalie C 1K » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:34 pm

strong acids dissociate completely in solution, while strong bases dissociate completely in water

Aliya Jain 2B
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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby Aliya Jain 2B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:53 pm

An example of a strong acid is HI, which has long/weak bonds and can dissociate completely. An example of a weak acid is HF, which has short/strong bonds and does not dissociate completely.

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Re: Weak vs. Strong

Postby 205154661_Dis2J » Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:56 pm

Strong acids are completely ionized in water or solution while strong bases are completely ionized in solution. Weak acids and bases are partially dissociated in water/solution.


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