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What happens at a molecular level?

  1. May 11, 2007 #1
    What happens at a "molecular" level?

    Supose we titrate Acetic acid with Sodium hydroxide. When acetate ion begins his hydrolyzation?

    -Immediately after titration begins?
    or
    only when all initial acetic acid is ionizaed and titrated?
     
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  3. May 11, 2007 #2

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    The acetic acid is continuously ionizing (hydrolyzing) and reforming. The average amount of acetic acid at any given time is the concentration. The average amount of hydrolyzed acetic acid is reflected in the pH or concentration of the hydrolysis products; acetate and hydronium ion.
     
  4. May 12, 2007 #3
    i have a very silmilar view of the matter.
     
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