Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 652a: 12c


$HP{O_4}^{2-}(aq) + H_2O(l) \lt -- \gt H_2P{O_4}^-(aq) + OH^-(aq)$

Work Step by Step

- When acting like a base, the substance receives a proton from the other reactant, so, since we added the base to water, the reaction will occur with the water molecules.
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