What are the properties of strong acids?

1 Answer
May 9, 2018


Well, they dissociate strongly...


A strong acid is likely to do one or more of the following:

  • release #H^+# ions in aqueous solutions (Arrhenius acid)

  • donate a proton #(H^+)# to a base (Bronsted-Lowry acid)

  • receive electrons from a base (Lewis acid)

Strong acids are also really dangerous and reactive, and must be handled carefully in the lab. Protection SHOULD ALWAYS BE WORN whe handling them, such as gloves, masks, and safety goggles.