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Is a hydronium (H3O+) less clear than a water pool (H2O)?

  1. Jan 6, 2017 #1
    Not that I know of any hydronium pools, I was just wondering if there would be a difference in clarity or not (as in, harder to observe the bottom)
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  3. Jan 6, 2017 #2


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    First, there is no such thing as a separated H3O+, it always comes with a counterion.

    Second, no - acid solutions are not less clear than a pure water (unless the anion is colored).
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