Weak acids and weak bases Watch

StephAmanda
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Just a quick question, i know strong acids reacting with a strong base forms a neutralisation reaction at pH 7 but has no reaction with water.

If you react a weak acid with a weak base is this insoluble? or does it form an unstable compound and prone to absorb carbon dioxide?
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(Original post by StephAmanda)
Just a quick question, i know strong acids reacting with a strong base forms a neutralisation reaction at pH 7 but has no reaction with water.

If you react a weak acid with a weak base is this insoluble? or does it form an unstable compound and prone to absorb carbon dioxide?


Weak acids react with weak bases in exactly the same way as strong acids and strong bases
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Thank you! so it would form a neutralisation reaction and not react with water?

If it doesnt react with water could it be classed as water insoluble or do these two terms mean different things?
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Thank you! so it would form a neutralisation reaction and not react with water?

If it doesnt react with water could it be classed as water insoluble or do these two terms mean different things?
It doesn't 'form' a neutralisation reaction, it undergoes a neutralisation reaction.

The product is a salt. eg ammonium ethanoate - it does not react with water.

The salts formed are generally soluble.
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