Practice Problem: Analyzing Acid-Base Equilibria
Acids! Bases! Conjugate acids! Conjugate bases! We definitely have to be able to label such things, and we should also know how to state which direction in an acid-base equilibrium is preferred. To do this we should know how to tell which acid is stronger, and to do that we have to understand stabilizing factors for the conjugate base, which means we need to understand resonance and electronegativity, which means we need to understand quantum mechanics, which means… oh just watch this.