Classify if HC^2H^3O^2 is a strong or weak acid, or strong or weak base, or salt?
HC2H3O2 is commonly known as Acetic acid. As the name suggests, this compound is an acid. Generally an acid, is a proton donor, has a pH below 7, neutralizes base and turns blue litmus paper to red. This also means that in a solution (in water) HC2H3O2 produces Hydronium ions (H3O+ ions).
The chemical equation for the dissociation of Perchloric acid (HC2H3O2) in the solution can be written as:
HC2H3O2 (aq) + H2O <---> H3O+ + CH3CO2-
**hydronium ions can be represented as H3O+ or simply H+.
Acetic acid is classified as a weak acid
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