Chemistry: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0534420125
ISBN 13: 978-0-53442-012-3

Chapter 15 - Solutions of Acids and Bases - Questions and Exercises - Questions - Page 672: 15.3


$2 CH_3COOH \lt -- \gt CH_3COO{H_2}^+ + CH_3COO^-$

Work Step by Step

- In autoionization reactions, we have 2 molecules of an amphoteric substance, where one of them is going to react as an acid, and the other as a base. - Therefore, one of the molecules is going to donate a proton ($CH_3COO^-$), and the other is going to receive one ($CH_3COO{H_2}^+$)
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