Question J.15 (Sixth Edition)

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Question J.15 (Sixth Edition)

Postby Steve Magana 2I » Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:18 pm

Question: In each of the following salts, either the cation or the anion is a weak acid or a weak base. Write the chemical equation for the proton transfer reaction of this cation or anion with water: (a) NaC6H5O; (b) KClO; (c) C5H5NHCl; (d) NH4Br.

I'm having trouble coming up with the equations and not sure if I'm doing it correctly, can someone help please? Thank you!

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Re: Question J.15 (Sixth Edition)

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Dec 09, 2018 1:11 pm

Let's do an example. For part a, the counterion that is a weak base is the phenolate ion (C6H5O-). This would pick up proton to become phenol in solution, so the equation would be the phenolate ion plus hydronium, yields phenol.

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