How does a strong acid differ from a weak acid?
Consider the equilirium:
Of course, the acidity of an acid is dependent on the solvent system. Most of the time (in fact almost all of the time), we deal with water,
For strong acids, the given equilibrium,
lies strongly to the right. And thus for
On the other hand, for weak acids, the given equilibrium lies to the left, towards the side of the undissociated acid. The acid is solvated by water molecules, but formation of