Slides in this set
IN WATER ACIDS...
DISSOLVE and REACT with the water.
An OXONIUM ION is formed which looks like...
It has the formula of
It is formed because the acid donates a
proton to the water. The water is a
BASE because it is a PROTON
Some acids can act as both acids and bases. Some substances
can be acids in the presence of a strong base because it
wants to gain protons and so the "acid" donates them.…read more
SO WHY ARE DIFFERENT ACIDS
Well... its the acids ABILITY to DONATE protons which
gives it different strengths. The better the ability to
donate protons the stronger the acid.
Getting more acidic...Better ability to donate
A strong acid will dissociate in water fully.
A weak acid will not.…read more