Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

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Maayan Epstein 14B
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Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Postby Maayan Epstein 14B » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:22 pm

Is there a difference between calculating percent ionization and percent deprotonation? Are they the same thing?

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Srikar_Ramshetty 1K
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Re: Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Postby Srikar_Ramshetty 1K » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:40 pm

These are the same in regards to Acid - Base equilibria. Deprotinization refers to acids losing a hydrogen proton to form H3O+ as a product, this cannot relate to bases since they do not lose protons.

Acid:
HCl + H2O -> H30+ +Cl- (deprotonization and ionization)

Base:
NaOH + H2O -> OH- + Na+ (unbalanced) (ionization)

Maayan Epstein 14B
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Re: Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Postby Maayan Epstein 14B » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:25 pm

Thank you!

Nina Do 4L
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Re: Percent ionization vs percent deprotonation

Postby Nina Do 4L » Mon Feb 11, 2019 6:49 pm

Yes! They are used synonymously.


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