What happens when a strong acid is added to water?

1 Answer
May 5, 2017

Answer:

It dissociates.

Explanation:

The proton or protons (=#H^+#) attach to a water molecule to form the hydronium ion:
#H^+ + H_2O->H_3O^+#

The rest of the acid is left as an anion. Example:
#HCl+H_2O->H_3O^+ +Cl^-#