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Ashley Kao 1H
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Postby Ashley Kao 1H » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:33 am

Within the homework problem J.17, we are asked to write the chemical equation for the proton transfer reaction of the cation or anion with water for the following salts: a.) NaC6H5O b.) KClO c.) C5H5NHCl d.) NH4Br. Why would we only write the equation down for C6H5O in NaC6H5O and ClO in KClO rather than both the cation and anion of the salt?

Joowon Seo 3A
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Re: J.17

Postby Joowon Seo 3A » Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:43 pm

Lavelle has stated in class that the 1st and 2nd group metals do not affect pH so they do not have to be written down in the proton transfer.

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Re: J.17

Postby Daniel Yu 1E » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:01 pm

The bases formed by metals in the first in second groups are strong bases. Therefore, they fully dissociate in water and don't affect pH. Basically, the conjugate acids of strong bases are nonreactive with water.

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