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Acids and Bases

Key Questions

  • Answer:

    A compound with a proton #"H"^(+)# that is easily dissociated (removed) into solution. Another way of looking at this is by considering the pH. A pH < 3-4 at #25^@ "C"# is considered strongly acidic.


    Generally a compound that loses a proton #"H"^(+)# in an acid-base reaction which forms a weak (stable) conjugate base in turn is considered a strong acid.