strong acid, weak base
Strong acids dissociate more than weak bases. I am finding it really hard to make the link. I think I am missing something very obvious. Going through the steps again:
1) Solution of ammonia has same amount of OH- as H+ in solution of HCl
2) When mixed, before any reacting occurs there is the same amount of OH-, H+, Cl- (since HCl is a strong acid), and ammonium. And there is a lot more ammonia since ammonia is a weak base.
3) The OH- and H+ react to produce water. Since the OH- has been removed, equilibrium makes the ammonia turn into ammonium. But since there is no more HCl (since it dissociated before the reacting) the OH- does not react and stays as OH-. So in the end:
There is a small amount of [H+] (left from the water production reaction)
And same amount of [NH4+] and [OH-] from the equilibrium shift in ammonia reaction
What am I missing? Thanks!