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Postby Andrea_Torres » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:26 pm

Is there a reason we use H3O+ or is it just something we have to use for acids?

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Re: H3O+

Postby connie 2C » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:29 pm

H3O+ refers to the released H+ ions which makes a solution acidic and water combined

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Re: H3O+

Postby Cole Woulbroun 1J » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:39 pm

We use H3O+ because it describes the state of the dissociated H+ ions. After dissociating, H+ ions, or protons, create a covalent bond with one of oxygen's two lone pairs and, as a result, form a hydronium ion.

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Re: H3O+

Postby Megan Kirschner » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 pm

So essentially H+ and H3O+ are the same things just expressed differently?

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Re: H3O+

Postby Anthony Hatashita 4H » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:44 pm

H+ and H30+ are interchangable for us I believe. H+ is just H30+ without the water.

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