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Problem: A sample of pure water is neutral because it contains 1. very few hydroxide ions and no hydronium ions. 2. no hydronium ions and no hydroxide ions. 3. so few hydroxide and hydronium ions they cannot be detected. 4. very few hydronium ions and no hydroxide ions. 5. equal amounts of hydroxide and hydronium ions.

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A sample of pure water is neutral because it contains ______


Analyze each statement: 

1. very few hydroxide ions and no hydronium ions. 

  • This is not true since H2O technically has H+ and OH-


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A sample of pure water is neutral because it contains 

1. very few hydroxide ions and no hydronium ions. 

2. no hydronium ions and no hydroxide ions. 

3. so few hydroxide and hydronium ions they cannot be detected. 

4. very few hydronium ions and no hydroxide ions. 

5. equal amounts of hydroxide and hydronium ions.

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