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    Complete Dissociation?

    Thank you so much Mr. Yanick. I really appreciate you going to all this trouble just to help with my curiosity. Are you a teacher? You are quite good at explaining things.
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    Complete Dissociation?

    Yes that helps a lot and I think I understand it. Let me see: NaOH --> Na+ + OH- H2CO3 ⇌ H+ + HCO3- H+ + OH- ⇌ H20 ----------------------------- I am going to cancel things just to see things clearly. I realize this formula doesn't just happen all at once. NaOH + H2CO3 --> Na+ +...
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    Complete Dissociation?

    Okay so back to the acetic acid with clarification. Here's the equation when added to water CH3COOH + H20 ⇌ H3O+ + CH3COO- but from my understanding we can simplify it to CH3COOH ⇌ H+ + CH3COO- So there are some CH3COOH still in solution see. The donation of the proton makes this solution...
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    Complete Dissociation?

    Now what will happen if I have the acetate anion with a counter ion (Na+) and I dissolve that salt, in water? You have half the story correct, the Na+ will not want to associate with any other charges in the solution, its 'happy' being solvated by water. What will CH3COO- do? Acetic Acid does...
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    Complete Dissociation?

    This is probably an easy question, but I can't get it straight and searching has not helped. So when salts go into solution they completely dissociate if they contain anions of strong acids or cations of strong bases, right? I'm still shaky on this concept though. Take Sodium carbonate for...
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