Problem: What does it mean to say that an acid is strong in aqueous solution? What does this reveal about the ability of the acid's anion to attract protons?

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Recall that the conjugate base of an acid is simply the compound formed when an acid loses a hydronium ion (H+). It's considered a base because it can gain H+ to reform the acid.


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What does it mean to say that an acid is strong in aqueous solution? What does this reveal about the ability of the acid's anion to attract protons?

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