As mentioned in the problem, autoionization occurs when two solvent molecules collide and a proton is transferred between them. One solvent acts as an acid and one solvent acts as a base.
acid → proton (H+) donor
base → proton (H+) acceptor
For the autoionization of acetic acid, CH3COOH:
Autoionization occurs when two solvent molecules collide and a proton is transferred between them.
Write the autoionization reaction for acetic acid, CH3COOH.
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