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Integrated Exercises 12.109

Posted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:22 pm
by Semi Yoon
Hydronium and hydroxide ions appear to move through water much faster than other kinds of ions. What explanation can you make from this observation? What does this mean?

Re: Integrated Exercises 12.109

Posted: Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:23 pm
by armintaheri
I'm not sure if it's the right answer, but my guess is that hydronium and hydroxide ions don't really move through water, they only ionize the water molecules next to them, so the charge moves through the water, not the actual ion. Especially since the question says they "appear to move" faster than other ions.