February 21, 2017

Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by Cassie on Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:06am.

Acetic acid ionizes in water as follows:

CH3COOH + H2O --> CH3COO– + H3O+
Fewer than 1% of ethanoic acid molecules are ionized at any instant. The acetate ion (CH3COO– ) is therefore ____.

A.a poor hydrogen-ion acceptor
B.a good hydrogen-ion acceptor
C.a poor hydrogen-ion donor
D.a good hydrogen-ion donor

I believe this is D?

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