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If a solution has equal no. of gram equivalents of a week acid (say acetic acid) and a strong base say NaOH , will the soltution be neutral or the relative strength has some role making solution slightly basic?

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    $\begingroup$ Note that the concept of gram equivalents was used in the 19th century. In general chemistry, it has been superseded by the concept of molar mass. $\endgroup$ – Loong Jul 22 '17 at 11:56
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    $\begingroup$ @Loong Wish you could get that point across to our education system... $\endgroup$ – paracetamol Jul 22 '17 at 13:49
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The conjugate base of a weak acid is basic, whereas the conjugate acid of a strong base is not acidic. When a weak acid and strong base neutralize each other, the basicity of the conjugate base formed makes the solution basic.

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