Weak Acid

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Doreen Liu 4D
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Weak Acid

Postby Doreen Liu 4D » Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:48 pm

Hydrofluoric acid is a weak acid. Which of the following images best represents a solution of hydrofluoric acid? The blue spheres represent fluorine and the white spheres, hydrogen.

The answer is the one without any bonds - why is that true?

Jessa Maheras 4F
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Re: Weak Acid

Postby Jessa Maheras 4F » Tue Dec 03, 2019 9:25 pm

Hi Doreen, what question is this on the homework?

Anne Tsai 1F
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Re: Weak Acid

Postby Anne Tsai 1F » Wed Dec 04, 2019 3:55 pm

I believe this is J.12. I think the correct image should be the one with most of the bonds still present; in weak acids, only a small fraction of the HF is deprotonated.

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