autoprotolysis

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Vanessa Reyes_1K
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autoprotolysis

Postby Vanessa Reyes_1K » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:10 pm

Hey can someone explain what autoprotolysis is? When is it used in acid and base reactions? Thanks!

Daniel Lai
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Re: autoprotolysis

Postby Daniel Lai » Mon Jan 21, 2019 10:17 pm

Autoprotolysis is when water ionizes itself by donating a proton to another water molecule, but the liquid water remains neutral. This helps us derive the equation [H3O+][OH-] = Kw which is helpful in acid base calculations.

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Re: autoprotolysis

Postby Fanny Lee 2K » Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:08 am

Autoprotolysis is happening automatically in aqueous solutions. Lavelle talked about how in weak acids and bases, this concept can play a role of their concentration on the pH as a whole. If values are smaller than 10^-7, their effect is not great enough to change the pH from its neutral state.


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