Problem: Autoionization occurs when two solvent molecules collide and a proton is transferred between them.Write the autoionization reaction for water.

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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


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autoionization of water, H2O:


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Autoionization occurs when two solvent molecules collide and a proton is transferred between them.

Write the autoionization reaction for water.

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