Given the balanced equation representing a reaction:
HSO4-(aq) + H2O(l) → H3O+(aq) + SO42-(aq)
According to one acid-base theory, the H2O(l) molecules act as
a. a base because they accept H+ ions
b. a base because they donate H+ ions
c. an acid because they accept H+ ions
d. an acid because they donate H+ ions
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