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Acids and bases

  1. Mar 28, 2009 #1
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    does anyone know how i can differentiate a strong acid from a weak acid and likewise for a strong base and a weak base based on its chemical formula?


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  3. Mar 28, 2009 #2

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    1. How do you know you have just one acid or just one base?

    2.&3. If you KNOW you only have one acid OR one base, a titration curve will show you maybe that the substance is strong or weak. If you find any buffer region, the substance is weak (as acid or base). If no buffer region, then substance is a strong (acid or base).

    Other forum posters could provide some more accurate elaboration.
     
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