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

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In summary, Hydronium (H3O+) is a positively charged ion consisting of three hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom, formed when a hydrogen ion (H+) bonds with a water molecule (H2O). A water pool (H2O) is the most common form of water found on Earth, made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. Hydronium (H3O+) and water pool (H2O) have similar levels of clarity, with the presence of an additional hydrogen ion not significantly affecting the physical properties of water. The main difference between hydronium (H3O+) and water pool (H2O) is the presence of an extra hydrogen ion, resulting in a slight
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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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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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What is hydronium (H3O+)?

Hydronium (H3O+) is a positively charged ion consisting of three hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. It is formed when a hydrogen ion (H+) bonds with a water molecule (H2O).

What is a water pool (H2O)?

A water pool (H2O) is a body of water that consists of molecules made up of two hydrogen atoms and one oxygen atom. This is the most common form of water found on Earth.

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

No, hydronium (H3O+) and water pool (H2O) have similar levels of clarity. This is because the presence of an additional hydrogen ion does not significantly affect the physical properties of water.

What is the difference between hydronium (H3O+) and water pool (H2O)?

The main difference between hydronium (H3O+) and water pool (H2O) is the presence of an extra hydrogen ion in hydronium. This results in a slight difference in pH levels and chemical reactivity between the two substances.

Why is hydronium (H3O+) sometimes referred to as "acidic water"?

Hydronium (H3O+) is sometimes referred to as "acidic water" because it is formed when a hydrogen ion (H+) is added to a water molecule (H2O), making the solution more acidic. This is due to the increased concentration of H+ ions in the solution.

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