Sat September 10, 2011 By:
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HCl ? H

please explain this reaction between hydrochloric acid and water

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Mon September 12, 2011
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.
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