The behavior of strong acids and bases is similar to that of salts.
Strong acids dissociate completely in water (below) with the liberation
of a proton (hydrogen ion):
Sulfuric acid also releases a second proton, but only incompletely,
as a weak acid.) Strong bases in aqueous solution produce hydroxide
Since these compounds dissociate completely in water, the concentration
of H+ or OH- ions produced is the same as
the overall concentration of the added acid or base. The concentration
of hydrogen ions in
a tenth-molar solution of nitric acid is 0. 10 mole per liter.