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Solution: Classify CH3COOHa. strong acidb. weak acidc. strong based. weak basee. salt


Classify CH3COOH

a. strong acid
b. weak acid
c. strong base
d. weak base
e. salt


We’re being asked to classify CH3COOH.

Recall the different types of acids and bases:

Bases are characterized by three major features: they may possess metals, they may have a negative charge or they may be an amine

Strong base:

Any Group 1A metal when combined with OH-, H-, O2- or NH2- makes a strong base
Any Group 2A metal (from Ca2+ to Ba2+when combined with OH-, H-, O2- or NH2- makes a strong base

Most acids have one common feature and that is the presence of the hydronium ion, which is represented by H+ or H3O+.

Weak acids are weak electrolytes that don’t completely ionize but instead reach a state of equilibrium. 

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