please explain this reaction between hydrochloric acid and water

Asked by  | 10th Sep, 2011, 05:06: PM

Expert Answer:

Hydrogen chloride (HCl) is a monoprotic acid and combines with water to form a hydronium ion, H3O+. The other ion formed is Cl?, the chloride ion. Hydrochloric acid can therefore be used to prepare salts called chlorides, such as sodium chloride.

Answered by  | 12th Sep, 2011, 10:58: AM

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