Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1133610668
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-066-3

Chapter 10 - Reactions in Aqueous Solutions I: Acids, Bases, and Salts - Exercises - The Arrhenius Theory - Page 367: 3


(a) KOH is a strong base. $K^+$ and $OH^-$. (b) $Mg(OH)_2$ is a strong base. $Mg^{2+}$ and 2 $OH^-$ (c) $HClO$ is a weak acid. $ClO^-$ and $H^+$ (d) $HBr$ is a strong acid. $Br^-$ and $H^+$ (e) $LiOH$ is a strong base. $Li^+$ and $OH^-$ (f) $H_2SO_3$ is a weak acid. $H^+$ and $HS{O_4}^-$

Work Step by Step

1. Separate each compound by the ions they form. 2. If the compound contains a $H^+$ ion, it is an acid, if it contains a $OH^-$, it is a base. 3. See the tables of strong acids and base (Pages 358 and 359), if the compound is not there, it is a weak acid/base.
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