Unformatted text preview: 1. The reaction does not have to occur in an aqueous solution. 2. Bases are not required to be hydroxides. The BrØnsted-Lowry Theory An important concept in BrØnsted-Lowry theory involves the relative strengths of acid-base pairs. Weak acids have strong conjugate bases. Weak bases have strong conjugate acids. The weaker the acid or base, the stronger the conjugate partner. The reason why a weak acid is weak is because the conjugate base is so strong it reforms the original acid....
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- Fall '07
- pH, Acids, conjugate acid-base pairs, brønsted-lowry theory