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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.What solute particles are present in an aqueous solution of this compound?

Solution: Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.What solute particles are present in an aqueous solution of this compound?

Problem

Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.

What solute particles are present in an aqueous solution of this compound?

Solution

We’re asked to determine the solute particles present in an aqueous solution of Formic acid, HCOOH, a weak electrolyte.


Recall that a weak electrolyte doesn’t dissociate completely in an aqueous solution (solvent is water).  It only partially dissociates into ions in an aqueous solution.


Formic acid partially dissociates  in aqueous solution as shown

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