Protonation  [ENDORSED]

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Postby Nikhita_Jaaswal_2H » Sun Nov 20, 2016 8:35 pm

What does it mean when an acid is deprotonated, or when a base is deprotonated? How is this different from ionization/dissocation?

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Re: Protonation  [ENDORSED]

Postby Kendall_Chaffin_3C » Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:09 pm

Deprotonation is the the removal of a proton from an acid to form a conjugate base of that acid.

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Re: Protonation

Postby Julianne_Zingmond_1E » Mon Nov 21, 2016 11:28 am

To add on, ionization refers generally to a change in number of electrons (aka a plus or minus charge on an element) and dissociation generally refers to the separation and ionization of a compound. I hope this helps!

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