Why is H+ usually written as H3O+?

  • Thread starter nurse2b
  • Start date
I need to answer this and if there is documentation, I need to document it. So if you got the answer somewhere can you let me know? Thank you so much! ~
 

siddharth

Homework Helper
Gold Member
1,107
0
Well, what do you think? What are your thoughts/ideas on this question?
 
Last edited:
346
2
hmm....has this got to do with the hydrolysis of water?
 
H+ attracts the negatively charged oxygen atom of the H2O molecule and hence it forms H3O+
 

Want to reply to this thread?

"Why is H+ usually written as H3O+?" You must log in or register to reply here.

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving

Top Threads

Top