# Formation of products is strongly favoured in the acid-base system

• ChemRookie
In summary, the formation of products is favored in the acid-base system. The bases competing for protons are B- and HB, with B- being the stronger base. HX is the weaker acid in this system. The value of K for this system is large. The addition of the soluble salt NaB affects the equilibrium by shifting it towards the formation of products.
ChemRookie
The formation of products is strongly favoured in the acid-base system:

HX + B- <--- HB + X-
---->

a) Identify the bases competing for protons.
b) Which base is stronger?
c) Which is the weaker acid, HX or HB?
d) Does the K for this system have a large or small value?
e) How is the equilibrium affected by the addition of the soluble salt at NaB?

Any help be appreciated. Thanks.

ChemRookie said:
HX + B- <--- HB + X-
---->
Is this a forward and reverse reaction? e.g:

$$HX + B^- \rightleftharpoons HB + X^-$$

The Bob said:
Is this a forward and reverse reaction? e.g:

$$HX + B^- \rightleftharpoons HB + X^-$$

yes it is. Sorry, didn't know how to put it in properly.

ChemRookie said:
yes it is. Sorry, didn't know how to put it in properly.
Fair enough. If you want to use LaTex Math Type setting then go here to learn what is what.

Let us start with question a then. What is the definition of a base?

## 1. What does it mean for formation of products to be strongly favoured in the acid-base system?

When we say that formation of products is strongly favoured in the acid-base system, it means that the reaction between an acid and a base strongly favors the formation of products (the resulting substances) over the reactants (the initial substances).

## 2. What factors influence the strength of formation of products in the acid-base system?

The strength of formation of products in the acid-base system is influenced by several factors such as the strength of the acid and base involved, the concentration of the reactants, and the temperature of the reaction.

## 3. How does the strength of the acid and base affect the formation of products in the acid-base system?

The strength of the acid and base plays a crucial role in the formation of products in the acid-base system. Stronger acids and bases tend to react more completely, leading to a higher formation of products compared to weaker acids and bases.

## 4. Why is the concentration of the reactants important in the formation of products in the acid-base system?

The concentration of the reactants affects the rate of the reaction and ultimately, the formation of products in the acid-base system. Higher concentrations of reactants lead to a higher chance of successful collisions and therefore, a higher formation of products.

## 5. Can the formation of products in the acid-base system be influenced by temperature?

Yes, temperature can also affect the formation of products in the acid-base system. In general, higher temperatures increase the rate of the reaction, resulting in a higher formation of products. However, in some cases, a decrease in temperature may also lead to a higher formation of products due to changes in the equilibrium of the reaction.

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