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Postby kennedyp » Thu Jan 23, 2020 12:59 pm

How do you write the chemical equation for a proton transfer?

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Re: 6C.1

Postby Alex Tchekanov Dis 2k » Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:25 pm

there are many possible equations to illustrate a proton transfer. A proton is just an H+ atom and so it is common to see this transferred from an acid to a water molecule to make H3O+ in an acid equilibrium equation.

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Re: 6C.1

Postby Brittney Hun 2C » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:48 pm

A proton transfer is just the tranfer of a hydrogen ion (H+) in solution. You would write it as hydronium (H3O+) on the product side and the conjugate base along with it.

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