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WHY H+ IONS NOT EXIST INDEPENDENTLY ??

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pankajgarg9696 | Student, Grade 10 | Honors

Posted July 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM via web

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WHY H+ IONS NOT EXIST INDEPENDENTLY ??

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shaznl1 | High School Teacher | Salutatorian

Posted July 30, 2011 at 11:00 AM (Answer #2)

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H+ ions does not exist independly because of its chemical properties due to the lack of neutrons. An H+ ion is made up of one proton and one electron. It is the basis of acids and bases and it is what gives the pH value. However, just like OH- ions does not exist independently, because of the H+ lack of stablility and its properties made it dependable on other substances.

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