Identifying if a reaction is between bronsted acids and base

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martha-1I
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Identifying if a reaction is between bronsted acids and base

Postby martha-1I » Mon Dec 08, 2014 11:31 pm

Why is it that CH3COOH(aq) + NH3(aq) ---> CH3CONH2(aq) + H2O(l) is not classified as a reaction between bronsted acids and bases, but NH4I(am) + KNH2(am) ---> KI(am) + 2NH3(l) is? Does it have to do with the fact that the second one has liquid ammonia as its solvent?
This is from hw ch.11 #9 c and d

Deanne Do 4F
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Re: Identifying if a reaction is between bronsted acids and

Postby Deanne Do 4F » Tue Dec 09, 2014 5:25 pm

CH3COOH(aq) + NH3(aq) ---> CH3CONH2(aq) + H2O(l) is a substitution reaction. That is why its not considered a reaction between Bronsted acids and bases. The reasoning was previously answered under this link https://lavelle.chem.ucla.edu/forum/viewtopic.php?f=57&t=3122&sid=c77a64b53a39ec65f9ca01d3a743a78e.Liquid ammonia as a solvent has nothing to do with it.


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