What is an acronym or pnemonic to remember the strong bases?

1 Answer
Jun 12, 2017

Answer:

Li ttle
Na nnies
K ill
R a b bits,
C au s ing
Ca rnivorous
S c r eaming
Ba bies

Explanation:

I never really needed a mnemonic device to help remember them...

I just always know the strong bases include all metal cations in group 1

(#"LiOH"#, #"NaOH"#, #"KOH"#, #"RbOH"#, and #"CsOH"#) (with the exception of the radioactive #"Fr"#),

and the heavy group 2 metals

(#"Ca"("OH")_2#, #"Sr"("OH")_2#, and #"Ba"("OH")_2#) (with the exception of the radioactive #"Ra"#).

If you want a mnemonic device, here's one I made up on the spot:

Li ttle
Na nnies
K ill
R a b bits,
C au s ing
Ca rnivorous
S c r eaming
Ba bies

This may sound abhorrent, but whatever it takes.