Explain the behaviour of an acid on being dissolved in water.

Asked by Topperlearning User | 24th Jul, 2017, 01:02: PM

Expert Answer:

Strong acids like Hydrochloric acid  dissolve in water completely and  produce H+ ions which combine with water to give Hydronium ions.
HCl + H2O  → H3O+ + Cl-

Weak acids like acetic acid dissolve partially in water to give hydrogen ion and acetate ion.

CH3COOH + H2   H3O+ +  CH3COO-

Answered by  | 24th Jul, 2017, 03:02: PM