distinguish strong acid from strong base

Asked by  | 10th Aug, 2009, 09:21: PM

Expert Answer:

Strong acid is a substance which dissociates completely when dissolved in water to release hydrogen ions (or hydronium ions).

Example: HCl + H2O H3O+ + Cl-

                                                   Hydronium

                                                      ion

Strong base is a substance  which dissociates completely when dissolved in water to release hydroxyl ions.

Example: NaOH + H2O   Na+ + OH-

                                                                      Hydroxyl ion

Answered by  | 11th Aug, 2009, 09:21: AM

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