Strong Acid

An acid that completely dissociates into hydrogen ions and anions in solution.

Strong acids are strong electrolytes.

There are only six common strong acids:

  1. HCl (hydrochloric acid)
  2. HBr (hydrobromic acid)
  3. HI (hydroiodic acid)
  4. H2SO4 (sulphuric acid)
  5. HClO4 (perchloric acid)
  6. HNO3 (nitric acid)

See also: Acid, Hydrochloric Acid, Nitric Acid, Strong Base, Sulphuric Acid.

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Subjects: Chemistry