Methane classification

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Megna Patel 1I
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Methane classification

Postby Megna Patel 1I » Fri Nov 20, 2015 3:03 pm

Is methane considered an acid or a base? And why?

Nicholas Codallos 4C
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Re: Methane classification

Postby Nicholas Codallos 4C » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:16 pm

I'm not sure it could be really considered either as it's a gas and not soluble in water so it would never really be involved in an Acid-Base reaction, but if I had to make a guess it would probably be a weak acid because it only has Hydrogens to lose. Still I wouldn't consider it either.

Crystal Ma
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Re: Methane classification

Postby Crystal Ma » Fri Nov 20, 2015 11:49 pm

I'd say methane is a very weak acid because it is a proton donor but can be ionized at a low level.

Claire Malley 2B
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Re: Methane classification

Postby Claire Malley 2B » Sat Nov 21, 2015 9:40 am

Methane is actually a very weak acid and base, because it has a small tendency for its carbon-hydrogen bond to be broken.


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