Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

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Ada Chung 1C
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Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

Postby Ada Chung 1C » Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:57 pm

I've read online some conflicting things about Mg(OH)2. Some places say it is a strong base while other places say it is a weak base. Some tables include Mg(OH)2 as a strong base while other places don't include it. What would be the correct answer that Lavelle would accept?

nehashetty_2G
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Re: Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

Postby nehashetty_2G » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:07 pm

I put that it was a strong base because the hydroxides of Group 1 and 2 elements are strong bases.

Isabella Dal Porto 1H
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Re: Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

Postby Isabella Dal Porto 1H » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:21 pm

Mg(OH)2 is a strong base since strong bases are oxides and hydroxides that bond to group 1 and 2 elements.

Haley Pham 4I
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Re: Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

Postby Haley Pham 4I » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:55 pm

Mg(OH)2 is a strong base because hydroxides in Groups 1 and 2 in the Periodic table are considered strong bases.

Hannah Pham
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Re: Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

Postby Hannah Pham » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:57 pm

Mg(OH)2 is a strong base because it is one of the Group 1 and 2 oxide and hydroxides, where those are strong bases.

Anokhi Patel 2B
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Re: Mg(OH)2 Considered strong or weak base?

Postby Anokhi Patel 2B » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:16 pm

Mg(OH)2 is definitely a strong base being a metal oxide with a group 1 metal.


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