Problem: Nitric acid is a strong acid. This means that __________.A. HNO3 produces a gaseous product when it is neutralized.B. Aqueous solutions of HNO3 contain equal concentrations of H+(aq) and OH−(aq).C. HNO3 does not dissociate at all when it is dissolved in water.D. HNO3 cannot be neutralized by a weak base.E. HNO3 dissociates completely to H+(aq) and NO3−(aq) when it is dissolved in water.

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Nitric acid, HNO­3, is a strong acid.


Recall that a strong acid dissociates completely in water. So, the dissociation reaction for HNO3 is


HNO3(aq) + H2O (l) → H+(aq) + NO3-(aq)


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Nitric acid is a strong acid. This means that __________.

A. HNO3 produces a gaseous product when it is neutralized.

B. Aqueous solutions of HNO3 contain equal concentrations of H+(aq) and OH(aq).

C. HNO3 does not dissociate at all when it is dissolved in water.

D. HNO3 cannot be neutralized by a weak base.

E. HNO3 dissociates completely to H+(aq) and NO3(aq) when it is dissolved in water.

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