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

Jun 12, 2017

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

($\text{LiOH}$, $\text{NaOH}$, $\text{KOH}$, $\text{RbOH}$, and $\text{CsOH}$) (with the exception of the radioactive $\text{Fr}$),

and the heavy group 2 metals

("Ca"("OH")_2, "Sr"("OH")_2, and "Ba"("OH")_2) (with the exception of the radioactive $\text{Ra}$).

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.