Polyprotic Acids and Bases

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Tamera Scott 1G
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Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Tamera Scott 1G » Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:34 pm

How do we identify polyprotic acids and bases?

Sierra Cheslick 2B
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Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Sierra Cheslick 2B » Wed Jan 16, 2019 7:26 pm

Polyprotic acids have more than one hydrogen that can be removed. Usually, these hydrogens are written together in the formula and are not bonded to a carbon. For example, H2SO4 is a polyprotic acid while CH3OOH is not. Although CH3OOH has multiple hydrogens, three of them are bonded to C, and therefore don not dissociate easily.

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Polyprotic Acids and Bases

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:04 pm

Will we be solving problems where we take a polyprotic acid and calculate for both dissociation reactions? i.e. for both H2SO4 and HSO4-


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