CH3COOH

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lizzygaines1D
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CH3COOH

Postby lizzygaines1D » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:29 pm

in the book it says acetic acid releases one hydrogen ion to water and any other Bronsted base present in the solution. Does that mean if there was more than one base it would donate more than one H, or will it only ever donate the last H?

manasa933
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Re: CH3COOH

Postby manasa933 » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:30 pm

It will only ever donate the last H because this is the only acidic hydrogen present in the compound.

Maddie Hong 1I
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Re: CH3COOH

Postby Maddie Hong 1I » Tue Dec 05, 2017 5:32 pm

To add on, the acid will break down into H+ and CH3COO-. I don't think the other H+'s can be donated since they are part of the acetate ion, CH3COO-

AnuPanneerselvam1H
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Re: CH3COOH

Postby AnuPanneerselvam1H » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:15 am

Acetic acid only loses the hydrogen that is attached to the oxygen because of oxygen's electronegativity. The nonpolar bond between carbon and hydrogen prevents the hydrogens from being donated since electrons are equally shared.


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