SDN members see fewer ads and full resolution images. Join our non-profit community!

Acid/Base ranking

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by Leester, May 21, 2014.

  1. Leester


    Apr 26, 2013
    On an Acid/Base ranking question on the DAT will the weakest acid in the series always be the strongest base?
  2. SDN Members don't see this ad. About the ads.
  3. Thanhn

    Thanhn 5+ Year Member

    Nov 17, 2012
    Yes. If an acid is very weak, it won't dissociate very well into it's product. [H+] [A-]. Which means that the conjugate base [A-] (since it doesn't like being in this form due to instability) will be more likely to steal an H+ and form the weak acid. So in sum...
    Weak Acid --> Strong Conjugate Base.
    Strong Acid --> Weak Conjugate Base.

Share This Page