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Write the equation of reaction between acetic acid and water

Submitted by jjecs on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 12:45

write an equation for HC2H3O2 describing the process, when it dissolves into water? 



it is the reaction of carboxylic acid with water,

CH3-COOH + H2O <--------> CH3-COO-  + H3O+

so it is ionization of carboxylic acid in which carboxylic acid donates a proton to a water molecule to produce an anion called a carboxylate ion and a hydronium ion