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Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
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Solution: The following three diagrams represent three different solutions of the binary acid HA. Water molecules have been omitted for clarity and hydronium ions (H3O+) are represented by hydrogen ions (H+). R

Problem

The following three diagrams represent three different solutions of the binary acid HA. Water molecules have been omitted for clarity and hydronium ions (H3O+) are represented by hydrogen ions (H+). Rank the acids in order of decreasing acid strength.
Three samples of acid are pictured. Sample a is completley dissociated into cations and anions. Sample b contains three undissociated molecules, and the rest ions. Sample c contains nine undissociated molecules, and only a few ions.