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Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:51 pm

Can neutralization only occur between a strong acid and metal hydroxide or can it occur between weak acids and bases as well?

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Re: neutralization

Postby Suraj Doshi 2G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:57 pm

Weak acids and weak bases can neutralize strong bases and strong acids (respectively) if they are present in concentrations that allow them to do so. The concentrations can be determined by using the Ka equation.

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Re: neutralization

Postby RobertXu_2J » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:02 pm

As long as it's a base + acid = salt + H2O, then it is neutralization

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Re: neutralization

Postby preyasikumar_2L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:13 pm

When a weak acid reacts with an equivalent amount of a weak base, it won't neutralize completely -- it depends on the equilibrium constant K for the reaction. But if the concentrations of a weak acid and strong base are equal then more volume of the weak acid would be needed to neutralize that strong base, and the same goes for weak bases and strong acids.

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Re: neutralization

Postby 105289321 » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:17 pm

Between a strong acid and a strong base

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Re: neutralization

Postby AveryAgosto » Sat Dec 07, 2019 9:18 pm

As long as an acid and base react to form salt and water it is considered neutralization

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Re: neutralization

Postby Natalie C 1K » Sun Dec 08, 2019 7:03 pm

neutralization occurs when an acid and a base react to form a salt and water

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