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    How is a weak acid and a weak base different to a strong acid and a strong base?
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    (Original post by tinawu)
    How is a weak acid and a weak base different to a strong acid and a strong base?
    strong acid dissociates fully
    weak acid dissociates partially
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    (Original post by tinawu)
    How is a weak acid and a weak base different to a strong acid and a strong base?
    A strong acid dissociates the H+ ion completely. Ie HCl has one H+ ion to give away

    HCl --> H+ + Cl-

    Compared to sulfuric acid which is weaker. H2SO4 has two H+ ions to dissociate but isn't completely done in one reaction:

    H2SO4 - - > H+ + HSO4-
    HSO4- <--> 2H+ + SO4-

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    (Original post by Hunnybeebee)
    A strong acid dissociates the H+ ion completely. Ie HCl has one H+ ion to give away

    HCl --> H+ + Cl-

    Compared to sulfuric acid which is weaker. H2SO4 has two H+ ions to dissociate but isn't completely done in one reaction:

    H2SO4 - - > H+ + HSO4-
    HSO4- <--> 2H+ + SO4-

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    thank you! sorry my question wasn't phrased very well, i mean how is the neutralisation reaction between a weak acid and a weak base different to a reaction between a strong acid and a strong base
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    Look at the titration curves in your work book. The equivalence points are different depending if it's a strong acid vs. strong base or strong acid vs weak base

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