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Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:22 pm
by Maayan Epstein 14B
Is there a difference between calculating percent ionization and percent deprotonation? Are they the same thing?

Thanks!

Re: Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:40 pm
by Srikar_Ramshetty 1K
These are the same in regards to Acid - Base equilibria. Deprotinization refers to acids losing a hydrogen proton to form H3O+ as a product, this cannot relate to bases since they do not lose protons.

Acid:
HCl + H2O -> H30+ +Cl- (deprotonization and ionization)

Base:
NaOH + H2O -> OH- + Na+ (unbalanced) (ionization)

Re: Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:25 pm
by Maayan Epstein 14B
Thank you!

Re: Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm
by Nina Do 4L
Yes! They are used synonymously.