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Acetic acid is a weak acid in water. What does this indicate about the affinity of the acetate ion for protons compared to the affinity of water molecules for protons? If a solution of sodium acetate is dissolved in water, the solution is basic. Explain. Write equilibrium reaction equations for the ionization of acetic acid in water and for the reaction of the acetate ion with water in a solution of sodium acetate.

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Interpretation:

The affinity of the acetate ion for the protons is to be compared with the affinity of water molecules for protons on the basis of the given statement. An explanation for the given fact that the basic solution is produced if sodium acetate is dissolved in water is to be stated. The equilibrium reaction equation for the ionization of acetic acid in water and the reaction of the acetate ion with water in a solution of sodium acetate is to be identified.

Concept Introduction:

In a chemical equilibrium the concentration of the reactants and products remain constant. The rate of the forward reaction is equal to the rate of backward reaction. The affinity measures the interaction between the molecules. Acetic acid is a weak base due to which dissociates partially in water. Therefore, acetic acid shows poor affinity than water.

Explanation

The acetic acid does not dissociate in water completely. It is a weak acid. Therefore, it will not lose hydrogen ions easily. Therefore, the conjugate base shows a a strong affinity for H+ ions. The equilibrium reaction equation for the ionization of acetic acid in water is as follows:

CH3COOH(aq)+H2OlH3O+(aq)+CH3COO(aq)

Sodium acetate salt is composed of the weak acid (acetic acid) and strong base (sodium hydroxide)

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