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L O.

asked • 07/19/14

help with chemical formula

using the chemical equation      C2H4O2    +   H2O      →   H3O^+     + C2H3O2-
 
 
How do I explain that H2O is the chemical formula for the reactant which gives up a hydrogen ion in this reaction?
 
 
How do I explain that H + ion is the chemical formula for the reactant which accepts a hydrogen ion in this reaction?
 
How do I explain the C2H4O2 is the chemical formula for the reactant which behaves like an acid in this reaction?
 
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L O.

so if I understand this correctly,
 
the chemical formula for the reactant which gives up a hydrogen ion is....   H + ion
 
the chemical formula for the reactant which accepts a hydrongen ion is   H30+
 
the chemical formual for the reacatant which behaves like an acid is C2H3O2
 
the chemical formula for the reactant which behaves like a base is H + ion
 
thanks for helping
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07/19/14

Tania P.

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