Solved Problem 1-5(c) showed protonation of the double-bonded oxygen in acetic acid. Show the product of protonation on the other oxygen. Explain why protonation of the double-bonded oxygen is favored.
Solution 16P :
Given Problem 1-5(c) protonation :
Protonation is the addition of proton (H+) to an atom or molecule or ion and thus forms, conjugate acid.
1. Formation of Ammonia ion(NH4+) from the protonation of ammonia (NH3).
2. the protonation of water by sulfuric acid:
H2SO4 + H2O ⇌ H3O+ + HSO4-