Problem: Compare the ammonia reaction with that of hydrochloric acid. Why are both of these substances considered electrolytes?Explain why HCl is a strong electrolyte and ammonia is a weak electrolyte.

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• Strong electrolytesdissociate completely in water; include soluble ionic salts, strong acids, and bases

a. Ionic salts: those that follow the rules of being soluble in solubility rules

b. Strong acids: HCl, HBr, HI, HNO3, H2SO4, HClO4, HClO3

c. Strong bases: Group 1A and 2A (Ca and lower) metals paired with OH, H, O2–, or NH2

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Compare the ammonia reaction with that of hydrochloric acid. Why are both of these substances considered electrolytes?

Explain why HCl is a strong electrolyte and ammonia is a weak electrolyte.

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