Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 4 - Sections 4.1-4.9 - Exercises - Review Questions: 7

Answer

A strong acid is an acid that completely ionizes in solution, whereas a weak acid is an acid that does not completely ionize in water.

Work Step by Step

Strong acids will completely deprotonate when added to water, but a weaker acid will hold onto some of its hydrogens in solution.
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