Dissociated vs. Deprotonated

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martha-1I
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Dissociated vs. Deprotonated

Postby martha-1I » Mon Dec 08, 2014 3:57 pm

Is saying that HCl dissociated, the same as saying that it deprotonated? The course reader uses dissociated and the book uses deprotonated. Do these both mean that the acid or base are fully broken apart as products?

Kyle Thomas 1B
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Re: Dissociated vs. Deprotonated

Postby Kyle Thomas 1B » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:29 pm

The two terms are the same in regards to acids. Dissociation can be also used to be describe salts. For example NaCl dissociates into Na+ and Cl- in water.

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Re: Dissociated vs. Deprotonated

Postby Arianna R 1E » Mon Dec 08, 2014 7:30 pm

Disprotonated means that a proton is removed from the molecule, whereas dissociated simply means that the molecule has split. Disprotonation is a more specific form of dissociation.

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Re: Dissociated vs. Deprotonated

Postby martha-1I » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:24 pm

Thank you for the explanation!


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