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    Why is molarity not the best means of stating acid strength?

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    Is molarity the most representative form of quantifying acids and bases? Discuss the possible disadvantages of this system and the alternatives to the same.

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    Molarity is not the most representative form of quantifying acids and bases, necessarily. For monoprotic acids and monohydroxylic bases, it's fine. For example, 1M HCl or NaOH is a perfectly good representation of the acid or base content contained! The disadvantage of this system becomes apparent when you move to more ...

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    This solution answers several question about physical chemistry, including: what are the advantages and disadvantages to the alternative of molarity when dealing with acids and bases; and, what IS the alternative measure of acid and base content?