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Unformatted text preview: 2 O H 3 O + + Br-essentially 100% Acid strength differences for strong acids can only be distinguished in nonaqueous solutions like acetic acid, acetone, etc. Strengths of Acids Using our knowledge of Brnsted-Lowry theory, it is possible to construct a relative ranking of acid and base strengths (and their conjugate partners.) Strengths of Acids It is possible to do this for essentially every acid and base (and their partners). Strengths of Acids The strongest acid that can exist in water is H 3 O + . HCl + H 2 O H 3 O + + Cl-...
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