Acetic acid as a proton donor

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can pure acetic acid donate a proton to itself the same as pure water donates a proton to itself to form hydronium ion?
The solubility product for water is 10 to the minus fourteenth power.(water forming hydronium ion and its complement). What is the solubility product of pure acetic acid forming HHOAC(+) and OAC(-) ?
 
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TeethWhitener
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Yes. Google “acetic acid self-ionization.”
 
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Borek
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Many acids do the same, including H2SO4.
 
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That's not a solubility product, it's a dissociation constant.
 
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