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Organic Oxygen Compounds - Structural Formulas

How would you write a balanced chemical equation using structural formulas to show how acetic acid reacts weakly with water to transfer a proton and produce a hydronium and an acidic ion?

What is the balanced reaction sentence using structural formulas to show how salicylic acid reacts with a 6 M NaOH base to form sodium salicylate?

How about when you add 6 M HCL to ths same mixture? What would occur? How would the anion of salicylic acid react with the acid?

Is there a good website to learn some of this?

Also, what is the name of this structure? I thought it was 3,5-diethyl, 2,5,6-trimethyloctane.

CH3 CH3
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CH2-CH-C-CH2-CH-CH2-CH3
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CH3 CH2 CH-CH3
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CH3 CH3

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How would you write a balanced chemical equation using structural formulas to show how acetic acid reacts weakly with water to transfer a proton and produce a hydronium and an acidic ion?

Reponse:

O O
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CH3COH + H2O <-----> CH3CO- + H3O+

The oxygen in the water molecule pulls off the acidic hydrogen of the acetic acid. As a result, acetic acid becomes the acetate ion and water becomes the hydronium ion. This is an example of an acid/base reaction. Acetic acid is the acid and water functions as the base.

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394 words with text diagrams of the molecules to show how to write balanced chemical equations using structural formulas.

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