Protons in Acids

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NicoJones_1B
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Protons in Acids

Postby NicoJones_1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:30 pm

Why is it that strong acids produce more protons than weaker acids?

KarineKim2L
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Re: Protons in Acids

Postby KarineKim2L » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:32 pm

An acid is strong because its proton can easily be donated. For example, HI is a strong acid because the bond between H and I is weak, and therefore the hydrogen proton can be easily removed, forming H3O+ when in water.

Midori Hupfeld 3D
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Re: Protons in Acids

Postby Midori Hupfeld 3D » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:34 pm

I think it is because they are completely ionized in the solution, so it is completely dissociated into hydrogen ions and the other element.

Kimberly Koo 2I
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Re: Protons in Acids

Postby Kimberly Koo 2I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:35 pm

Strong acids when reacting with water have a higher concentration of H3O+, and when acids are broken in water, protons (H molecules) are transferred to a water molecule to produce H3O+.

lilymayek_1E
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Re: Protons in Acids

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:36 pm

because strong acids almost completely disassociate (overall, a higher number of protons are produced because a higher proportion of acid molecules disassociate). weak acids incompletely ionize, with a lower proportion of the acid ionized, which results in a lower number of protons produced.

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Re: Protons in Acids

Postby lilymayek_1E » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:36 pm

because strong acids almost completely disassociate (overall, a higher number of protons are produced because a higher proportion of acid molecules disassociate). weak acids incompletely ionize, with a lower proportion of the acid ionized, which results in a lower number of protons produced.

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: Protons in Acids

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:49 pm

An acid is considered strong if a hydrogen ion is easily separated from it, which then raises the concentration of the hydronium ions in the solution, which lowers pH.


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