# What is the general equation for an acid base titration?

Nov 6, 2015

See explanation.

#### Explanation:

The general acid-base titration equation could be written as:

$H A \left(a q\right) + B \left(a q\right) \to B {H}^{+} \left(a q\right) + {A}^{-} \left(a q\right)$

Where,
$H A$ represents the acid,
$B$ represents the base,
$B {H}^{+}$ is the conjugate acid of $B$ and
${A}^{-}$ is the conjugate base of $H A$

For strong acid - Strong base titration, the net ionic equation is written as:

${H}^{+} \left(a q\right) + O {H}^{-} \left(a q\right) \to {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

For weak acid - Strong base titration, the net ionic equation is written as:

$H A \left(a q\right) + O {H}^{-} \left(a q\right) \to {A}^{-} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right)$

Here is a video about a Lab Demonstration | Acid-Base Titration.