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Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
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Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Which of the following water molecules exists in the greatest abundance?a. D217Ob. H218Oc. T218Od. H216Oe. D216Of. T217O


Which of the following water molecules exists in the greatest abundance?

a. D217O

b. H218O

c. T218O

d. H216O

e. D216O

f. T217O

  • Determine the number of subatomic particles (neutrons and protons) of H and O and relate this to the # of subatomic particles in each choice. 
  • The water molecule with the closest # of neutrons and protons to the regular H2O will appear to be most abundant

Step 1. Determine the # of neutrons and protons of H and O in H2O

  • H has 1 proton and 0 neutron. While O has 8 neutrons and 8 protons 
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