Reaction of Acetic Acid with Hydroxide Ion Lab 3 Preparation of Buffers Dr. Prem Sattsangi, Ph.D. and Cheryl Farren Tkacs (Instructional Designer)
OH- AcO- H+ AcO- Acetic acid and hydroxide Hydroxide enters H+ AcO- Acetic Acid H+ Acetate ion + Water
In conclusion… • We start with 2 molecules of acetic acid. • 1 molecule of hydroxide reacts with 1 molecule of acetic acid to produce 1 molecule of acetate and 1 molecule of water. • After the reaction, we have 1 molecule of acetic acid, 1 molecule of acetate ion, and 1 molecule of water.