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Postby Liam Giffin 2B » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:18 pm

Question 3.103 form the book is shown in the picture below, along with the answer for part C of the question. I do not understand how you arrive at the solution manual answer for part C (pictured below) from what you are given in the book. It says that 2 protons are added and then the book answer adds hydrogen atoms. If we know protons are added does that always mean that hydrogen atoms are added? Why are hydrogen atoms added as opposed to something else?

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Re: 3.103

Postby kara_kremer_2N » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:31 pm

A proton is identical to H+, or a Hydrogen atom without an electron. In the molecule above, the H+ will be attracted to the slightly negative Oxygen. When drawing Lewis structures, H+ is a good representation of a proton and is commonly interchangeable.

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