5 posts • Page 1 of 1
Mariepahos4D wrote:yes, the co2 and so2 would be considered an acid in that reaction because they donate the proton to water to create 2 oh- and a gas
If a proton is donated to water, it would form hydroxide (H30+)
Yes, CO2 would be considered an acid by the Lewis acid definition. In the reaction, the central carbon atom on CO2 accepts a lone pair from the O in H2O, making the CO2 molecule an electron pair acceptor, or Lewis Acid. At the same time, one of the Hydrogen atoms is delocalized and forms a bond with the one of the oxygen atoms originally in CO2. This then forms H2CO3, which is a bronsted acid.
Who is online
Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest