Chemistry and Chemical Reactivity (9th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1133949649
ISBN 13: 978-1-13394-964-0

Chapter 3 Chemical Reactions - Study Questions - Page 137b: 32


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Benzoic acid in water: $C_6H_5CO_2H(aq)+H_2O(aq)\rightarrow H_3O^+(aq)+C_6H_5CO_2^-(aq)$ Benzoic acid: acid, proton donor Water: base, proton acceptor Hydronium: acid, proton donor Benzoate ion: base, proton acceptor It's a reactant-favored reaction because benzoic acid is a weak acid.
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