a33 - HC 2 H 3 O 2(acetic acid has only 1 acidic hydrogen...

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The convention of writing acids always places the acidic hydrogen atoms first in the formula. Therefore you will always know that HF (aq), HCl (aq), HBr (aq), HI (aq) and nitric acid, HNO 3 , all have 1 acidic hydrogen atom. Sulfuric acid, H 2 SO 4 , has 2 acidic hydrogen atoms, H 3 PO 4 (phosphoric acid) has 3 acidic hydrogen atoms and
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Unformatted text preview: HC 2 H 3 O 2 (acetic acid) has only 1 acidic hydrogen atom. Now that we see how many hydrogen atoms are lost as protons, we can deduce the formula and charge for each anion formed from these acids. Note that you will get a negative charge for each proton lost....
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Fall '09 term at City College of San Francisco.

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