6th 12.9c

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6th 12.9c

Postby Louise Zhuang » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:58 am

(c) CH3COOH(aq) + NH3(aq) --> CH3CONH2(aq) + H2O(l)
Why isn't it an acid-base reaction?

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Re: 6th 12.9c

Postby aisteles1G » Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:10 pm

An acid base reaction happens when a proton (H+) gets transferred from one to the other. In this case a hydroxide (OH-) was transferred and replaced with an NH2 bond. The CH3COOH did not donate a proton to NH3, it exchanged a bond that had a H atom in it but that is not the same as a proton transfer. Hope this helps!

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