Strong and Weak Acids and Bases Quiz

Practice Identifying the Strong and Weak Acids and Bases

Take this chemistry quiz to see if you know the strong and weak acids and bases.
Take this chemistry quiz to see if you know the strong and weak acids and bases. Jutta Klee / Getty Images

1. Sodium hydroxide, NaOH, is an example of a:

2. Acetone, C₃H₆O, is an example of a:

3. Sulfuric acid, H₂SO₄ is an example of a:

4. Acetic acid, HC₂H₃O₂, is an example of a:

5. Ammonia, NH₃, is an example of a:

6. Perchloric acid, HClO₄, is an example of a:

7. Hydrofluoric acid, HF, is an example of a:

8. Potassium hydroxide, KOH, is an example of a:

9. Pyridine, C₅H₅N, is an example of a:

10. Hypochlorous acid, HOCl, is an example of a:

Strong and Weak Acids and Bases Quiz

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You missed some questions, but you can learn to identify the strong and weak acids and bases. The key is to learn the short lists of strong acids and strong bases. If you encounter a molecule that isn't a strong acid or base, all you have to do is determine whether it's an acid or a base (you already know it's weak). Acids are proton (or hydrogen) donors, while bases can accept a proton or hydrogen. Many of the weak bases contain nitrogen (N) atoms (although nitric acid does too).

Are you ready to try another quiz? Here's a general test about acids and bases, or you can do something different and see whether you can separate science facts from science fiction.

Strong and Weak Acids and Bases Quiz

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Good job! You know how to identify acids and bases and tell whether they are strong or weak. If you're unsure of yourself, you may wish to review how acid and base strength works. You can also test yourself to see how well you know the formulas and names of common acids. Ready for another chemistry quiz? See whether you can identify common types of lab glassware.