H2SO4

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Helen Struble 2F
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H2SO4

Postby Helen Struble 2F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:00 pm

Since H2SO4 is a strong acid with two hydrogens, do both hydrogens ionize in water? If so, does this mean the concentration of H+ ions would be double the concentration of H2SO4? If only one hydrogen ionizes, why?

Samuel Tzeng 1B
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Re: H2SO4

Postby Samuel Tzeng 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:03 pm

Yes the concentration of H+ would be double that of H2SO4

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Re: H2SO4

Postby Haley Fredricks 1B » Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:06 pm

I believe both occur depending on the situation. When H2SO4 dissociates in water, it can form a mixture of HSO4- and SO42- molecules. This happens because after the first hydrogen is taken off, the reaction is slightly different for the second.


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