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Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
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Problem

Which of the following correctly describes the forward direction of a Bronsted-Lowry acid-base reaction that has a K value greater than 1.

a. stronger acid + weaker base → weaker acid + stronger base

b. stronger acid + stronger base → weaker acid + weaker base

c. weaker acid + weaker base → stronger acid + stronger base

d. The K values are needed to answer this question.

e. weaker acid + stronger base → stronger acid + weaker base

Solution

We're being asked to describe the forward direction of a Bronsted-Lowry acid-base reaction that has a K value greater than 1.

Recall that in equilibrium, a value of K > 1 means that the reaction favors the forward reaction.

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