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Solution: Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.What solute particles are present in an aqueous solution of this compound?

Problem

Formic acid, HCOOH, is a weak electrolyte.

What solute particles are present in an aqueous solution of this compound?

Solution

We’re asked to determine the solute particles present in an aqueous solution of Formic acid, HCOOH, a weak electrolyte.


Recall that a weak electrolyte doesn’t dissociate completely in an aqueous solution (solvent is water).  It only partially dissociates into ions in an aqueous solution.


Formic acid partially dissociates  in aqueous solution as shown

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