Problem: In the reaction HF + H2O → F- + H3O+ which is the acid and which is the base?

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We’re being asked to identify which is the acid and base for the given reaction.


HF + H2O → F- + H3O+ 


Let’s first define a Bronsted-Lowry Acid and a Bronsted-Lowry Base.

Bronsted-Lowry acid → proton (H+) donor

Bronsted-Lowry base → proton (H+) acceptor

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In the reaction HF + H2O → F- + H3O+ which is the acid and which is the base?


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