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HBr

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:17 pm
by rachelle1K
Is the reaction for HBr in water HBr(aq) + H2O(aq) ---> Br-(aq) + H3O+(aq)

In general, how do we know what to write for the reaction?

Re: HBr

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:19 pm
by Jasmine Summers 4G
That seems correct to me because the HBr has a H that is can give up to the water, which would act as a base. Br wouldn't be able to fit another proton either.

Re: HBr

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:25 pm
by Bryce Barbee
I believe this is correct because the H+ fully dissoctiates from HBr and bonds with the H20.

Re: HBr

Posted: Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:33 pm
by Juliet Stephenson 4E
It is helpful for me to remember that if I'm writing out the dissociation of an acid, one of the products will usually be hydronium (H3O), and if I'm writing out the dissociation of a base, one of the products will be hydroxide (OH).