Does dilute acid contain any hydroxyl ions. Explain with diagram.

Asked by  | 19th Mar, 2008, 12:35: PM

Expert Answer:

This definition is based on a generalization of the earlier Arrhenius definition to all autodissociating solvents. In all such solvents there is a certain concentration of a positive species, solvonium cations and negative species, solvate anions, in equilibrium with the neutral solvent molecules. For example:

2H2O H3O+ (hydronium) + OH- (hydroxide)
2NH3 NH4+ (ammonium) + NH2 (amide)

or even some aprotic systems.

Answered by  | 6th Jun, 2008, 06:02: AM

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