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Homework Help: Acid-Base Chemistry question

  1. Mar 25, 2006 #1
    What species are present in aqueous solution CH3COONa (other than H20)?

    My thoughts:
    CH3COO- and Na+ are present from the reaction.
    CH3COONa is present because the reaction does not go to completion.
    H30+ and OH- are present from the autoionization of water.
    CH3COOH is present from a reaction between CH3COO- and H3O+.

    Do I have the right idea here or am I missing something? Thanks.

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  3. Mar 26, 2006 #2


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    Yeah, I think you got them all.
  4. Mar 26, 2006 #3
    And NaHO from the reaction between Na+ and HO- ?
  5. Mar 26, 2006 #4
    NaOH is a strong base, so it will not form; he already covered the Na+ and OH- ions.
  6. Mar 26, 2006 #5
    Ok, sorry, you are obviously right.
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