Why is H+ usually written as H3O+?

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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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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+

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