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I asked my chemistry teacher this today and didn't get an answer. It would seem to me that the equation for determining the morality of the unknown in a titration, MaVa = MbVb, would only work if the acid and the base were both strong.
I always interpreted the equation as a way to say (moles H+)=(moles OH-), but if the acid was weak, the moles of H+ would not simply equal MaVa, because the acid wouldn't fully dissociate, and the same for a base and OH-.
Yet the formula still works for both strong and weak acids and bases. Why?