Autoprotolysis

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Jessica Castellanos
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Autoprotolysis

Postby Jessica Castellanos » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:19 pm

Is there any other examples of autoprotolysis other than H20?

Juliet Stephenson 4E
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Juliet Stephenson 4E » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:27 pm

Yes! After doing a little internet research I found that, generally, a substance containing both hydrogen bonds and lone pairs can potentially experience autoprotolysis. For example, ammonia and acetic acid can both experience autoprotolysis.

J_CHEN 4I
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby J_CHEN 4I » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:28 pm

Another example is the autoprotolysis of ammonia (NH3). The reaction is 2NH3 (l) <-> NH4+ (aq) + NH2- (aq)

Sahil Jog 1F
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Sahil Jog 1F » Sun Feb 16, 2020 6:28 pm

There are numerous examples of autoprotolysis other than H20, since autoprotolysis is the proton transfer between two of the same molecules. An example would be acetic acid: CH3COOH <------> CH3COO- + CH3COOH2+. In addition, the Keq would likely be very very small, favoring the reactants, since they would be the most stable.

Manav Govil 1B
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Manav Govil 1B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:16 pm

Autoprotolysis is simply the proton transfer between two identical compounds, such as water, weak acids, etc.

Connor Chappell 2B
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Connor Chappell 2B » Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:29 pm

Usually, a compound that contains both hydrogen bonds and loan pairs can go through autoprotolysis, as this is the proton transfer between two of the same molecules.

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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Leslie Almaraz 4G » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:54 pm

are there any special characteristics they have?


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