Predict the product reaction and balance. Explain in detail. HBr (aq) + H_2O (l) = ?


Predict the product reaction and balance. Explain in detail.

{eq}HBr(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightarrow {/eq}

Bronsted Lowry Acid Base Reaction:

In a Bronsted Lowry acid base reaction, an acid will transfer a proton to a base. As a reminder, a proton is a H atom with a positive charge. When the acid transfers its proton, a conjugate base is formed. When the base accepts the proton, a conjugate acid is formed.

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{eq}HBr(aq) + H_2O(l) \rightarrow Br^{-} (aq) + H_3O^{+} (aq) {/eq}

In this reaction, HBr acts as an acid and transfers a proton to water. HBr is a...

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The Bronsted-Lowry and Lewis Definition of Acids and Bases


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Chemist Johannes Bronsted and scientist Thomas Lowry proposed that an acid should be defined as a substance that can donate a proton, while a base is any substance that can accept protons. American chemist G.N. Lewis proposed a different theory. Learn about three popular scientific definitions of acids and bases.

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