acid base reactions

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NHolmes3L
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acid base reactions

Postby NHolmes3L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:45 pm

if there are multiple protons, how do you know how many are donated?

John Arambulo 1I
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Re: acid base reactions

Postby John Arambulo 1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:04 pm

Acids/bases are deprotonated/protonated one at a time. So there would be multiple reactions to show the loss of the protons in polyprotic acids.

For example phosphoric acid, 3 protons to get to the phosphate ion.
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Re: acid base reactions

Postby Jielena_Bragasin2G » Sat Dec 07, 2019 7:44 pm

Pertaining to a strong acid, the first deprotonation will result in a H+ and a weaker acid. The second deprotonation will be weaker than the first.


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