# Chapter 14 - Acids and Bases - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 652b: 23

$CH_3COCOOH(aq) + H_2O(l) \lt -- \gt CH_3COCOO^-(aq) + H_3O^+(aq)$

#### Work Step by Step

- Pyruvic is an acid, therefore, when $CH_3COCOOH$ reacts with water, it will donate one proton to $H_2O$, and will produce $H_3O^+$ and $CH_3COCOO^-$ - Since it produces $H_3O^+$, the solution will be considered $acidic.$.

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