Methyl Orange is an acid-base indicator. In dilute solution, at pH greater than 4.4, it is yellow. At pH=3.2 the solution appears red. Draw a structure of the species that is formed at the lower pH of the acid proton adds to the azo nitrogen atom adjacent to the aromatic ring containing the -SO3 group. Why does the proton add to this particular nitrogen when two other nitrogen atoms are available in the molecule?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com November 30, 2021, 12:13 am ad1c9bdddf
The structures are at this website: http://antoine.frostburg.edu/chem/senese/101/features/methylorange.shtml
The N group with two methyl groups attached (-N(CH3)2) is not a good site for ...
This solution is provided in 128 words. It provides a reference to a website for structures formed in the solution. It explains why the proton adds to a specific nitrogen and how this relates to charge of the atom.