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Homework Help: Why is H+ usually written as H3O+?

  1. Sep 28, 2006 #1
    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! ~
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  3. Sep 30, 2006 #2


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    Well, what do you think? What are your thoughts/ideas on this question?
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2006
  4. Sep 30, 2006 #3
    hmm....has this got to do with the hydrolysis of water?
  5. Sep 30, 2006 #4
    H+ attracts the negatively charged oxygen atom of the H2O molecule and hence it forms H3O+
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