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What is the difference between Weak Base and Strong Base?

Asked by B. Wright, Last updated: Jul 21, 2020

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N. Jarah

N. Jarah

Answered Jun 28, 2020

In chemistry, bases are referred to as proton acceptors. The strength of bases is to be classified into strong bases and weak base. Strong bases are completely ionized in water; they are strong electrolytes. Examples are KOH, NaOH, and Ba (OH)2. The pH of a strong base is usually between 10 and 14. They have a higher equilibrium constant and also highly reactive; they also have the ability to generate electricity.

Weak bases are those that are slightly or partially ionized in water. Examples are Ca (OH), Mg (OH), and ammonia solution, alanine, ethylamine, glycine, hydrazine. The solution of a weak base has a higher hydrogen ion concentration than the strong base. The pH of weak bases is always below 10. The weak bases are weak electrolytes and always weak electric conductivity.

 

J. Pollock

J. Pollock, Science Professor, Los Angeles

Answered Aug 06, 2019

In science and especially chemistry, there are acids and bases. Students usually study these in their science class. However, there are certain foods and things in nature that are more acidic than others. They may be strong in acid, but there may also be things that are weak in acid. That is not to say that they are not acidic if they are weak because they are.

In science and especially chemistry, there are acids and bases. Students usually study these in
The same can be said for bases. To determine if they are strong or weak and an acid or a base, the scientists will use a litmus test. There are fourteen numbers. Bases range from seven to fourteen. Strong bases will register as fourteen, and the weaker stations will record closer to seven on the litmus test.

 

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