16th November 2007 - 05:12 PM
When an acid dissociates into hydrogen ions and its conjugate base in water and then donates a proton to water to form h30+ how does the oxygen accept the hydrogen, with one of its lone pairs?
If not then can someone please tell me the mechanism for what happens.
Your friendly neighbourhood inflaton
16th November 2007 - 06:58 PM
Please somene correct me if i'm wrong, but doesn't the oxygen atom form a dative covalent bond with the hydrogen ion ( effectively a proton) with one of its lone pairs and indoing so becomes electron deficient, hence the resultant positive charge?