Deprotonation

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beckyolmedo1G
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Deprotonation

Postby beckyolmedo1G » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:13 pm

What is deprotonation? And how does that relate to Ka2?

dgerges 4H
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Re: Deprotonation

Postby dgerges 4H » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:21 pm

deprotonation is losing an electron, so ka2 would be losing two electrons

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Re: Deprotonation

Postby dgerges 4H » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:22 pm

this is because the ka of that reaction relates to h3po4 losing it's first electron and ka2 is h3po4 losing its second electron or h2po4- losing an electron

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Re: Deprotonation

Postby beckyolmedo1G » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:26 pm

Thank you!


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