How does one determine if something is a strong or weak acid in organic chemistry?
- Mike ALv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
For an acid of known identity just look up the pKa value in tables. If the identity of the acid is unknown the pKa can be determined by potentionmetric titration with a strong alkali. The lower the pKa value the stronger the acid. A strong acid will have a pKa < zero and a very weak acid will have a value of 10.
- Roger the MoleLv 72 months ago
It's difficult to believe there are any strong organic acids.
- davidLv 72 months ago
prepare a solution of known concentration --- 0.1 M
the find the pH of the soution.
lower pH means a stronger acid. . . higher pH means a weaker acid