Problem: Is the self ionization of water endothermic or exothermic? The ionization constant for water (Kw) is 2.9 × 10−14 at 40 °C and 9.3 × 10−14 at 60 °C.

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The ionization of water is as follow:

H2O ⇌ H+ + OH

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Is the self ionization of water endothermic or exothermic? The ionization constant for water (Kw) is 2.9 × 10−14 at 40 °C and 9.3 × 10−14 at 60 °C.

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