Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 4 - Reactions in Aqueous Solution - Exercises - Page 158: 4.15c



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The H-O bonds in water are not easily broken. Autoionization occurs only minimally, while the rest of the H$_2$O molecules remain intact. The ions dissolved in water are attracted to the partial charges of the H and O atoms, but they generally do not cause water to dissociate
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