When to use Equilibrium arrow vs. reaction arrow  [ENDORSED]

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VahagnAldzhyan
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When to use Equilibrium arrow vs. reaction arrow

Postby VahagnAldzhyan » Wed Dec 06, 2017 11:39 pm

I noticed that in the textbook, they used a reaction arrow (---->) when there was a weak acid involved. I thought that weak acids and bases aren't completely disassociated in water. Wouldn't you need to use the equilibrium arrows in this case?

Morgan Baxter 1E
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Re: When to use Equilibrium arrow vs. reaction arrow  [ENDORSED]

Postby Morgan Baxter 1E » Thu Dec 07, 2017 12:03 am

Yes, I think it would be better to use a double arrow to indicate that you know that weak acids are not completely dissociated in H2O, so there is an equilibrium present.


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