Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Exercise 14.3 - Acids and Bases - Page 609: b


$HBr(aq) + H_2O(l) \lt -- \gt Br^-(aq) + H_3O^+(aq)$

Work Step by Step

$HBr$ is an acid, therefore, it will donate one proton to the other reactant, in this case, the water molecule. When $HBr$ loses a proton, it produces $Br^-$, and when $H_2O$ receives this proton, it will produce $H_3O^+$.
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