Autoprotolysis

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Rhea Palsule
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Autoprotolysis

Postby Rhea Palsule » Thu Dec 03, 2015 1:10 am

In the course reader, the definition of an autoprotolysis reaction is when one molecule transfers a proton to another molecule of the same type. What does it mean when it says "same type"? Does this mean an acid/base with its conjugate?

Alex Nguyen 3I
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Re: Autoprotolysis

Postby Alex Nguyen 3I » Thu Dec 03, 2015 3:45 am

Well in the case of water, the same type means the same molecule. Water reacts with water in order to form OH- and H3O+ in very small concentrations of neutral water.


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