|Strong Acid/Base||Weak Acid/Base|
Strong acid - ionise/dissociate completely producing H+ ion
Strong base - ionise/dissociate completely producing OH- ion
All are in ions state, No molecule left
Strong electrolyte with high conductivity
Weak acid - ionise/dissociate partially producing H+ ion
Weak base - ionise/dissociate partially producing OH- ion
Most in undissociated molecule form
Poor electrolyte with low conductivity
|HCl → H+ + Cl-||CH3COOH ⇌ H+ + CH3COO-|
Stronger acids and bases have ionization equilibrium positions farther to the right.
Weaker acids and bases have equilibrium positions farther to the left.
Thus, in water, strong acids or bases will ionize more than weak acids or bases.
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