Problem: Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.Write the chemical equation for the ionization of HCOOH.

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We are asked to write the ionization equation of formic acid (HCOOH)


• An ionization is the process where polar covalent compounds are converted to ions in water.

• During ionization, a charged particle not present from the original compound is formed.


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Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.

Write the chemical equation for the ionization of HCOOH.

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