I need a simple way of telling if an acid is strong or weak (by looking at the formula). I need the same explanation for bases.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com March 4, 2021, 6:15 pm ad1c9bdddf
There are some simple rules that you can use to tell if a compound is a strong or weak acid or base. However, they are only guidelines, so use your common sense when applying them.
There are only six strong acids in aqueous solution:
hydrochloric acid ...
The expert determines how to tell if an acid is strong or weak.