No proton transfer: E6, 12.9c

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Christine Chen 1H
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No proton transfer: E6, 12.9c

Postby Christine Chen 1H » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:05 pm

Can somebody explain to me why the answer is: no protons transfer?

12.9(c)
Which of the following reactions can be classified as reactions between Brønsted acids and bases? For those that can be so classified, identify the acid and the base. (Hint: It may help to write the net ionic equations.)
CH3COOH(aq) + NH3(aq) --> CH3CONH2(aq) + H2O(l)

aisteles1G
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Re: No proton transfer: E6, 12.9c

Postby aisteles1G » Tue Dec 04, 2018 3:13 pm

What it means by no protons transfer is that the two reactants are not acting as acids and bases in this reaction. The two reactants form new molecules yes, but neither one is solely either an acceptor or donater of protons so neither one can be classified as acid or base in the reaction. Looking at the equation you can tell it cant be classified as acid/base reaction because of how 'new' the products look from the reactants, more so how not just a H+ changed places but multiple atoms did, in this case N and O as well. Hope this helps!


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