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 652b: 24


$HCOOH(aq) + H_2O(l) \lt -- \gt HCOO^-(aq) + H_3O^+(aq)$

Work Step by Step

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