# Reaction of acids with water [duplicate]

Here is the reaction of $\ce{HCl}$ with $\ce{H_{2}O}$ I found on a website

$$\ce{HCl + H_{2}O -> H^{+}(aq) + Cl^{-}}(aq)$$ However, in my text-book, the reaction is given as

$$\ce{HCl + H_{2}O -> H_{3}O^{+} + Cl^{-}}$$ Can anyone tell me what's going on here ? Which one is correct ?

• – ManRow May 19 '17 at 11:43
• Both are correct. Moreover, in fact both are the same. – Ivan Neretin May 19 '17 at 12:03
• @IvanNeretin could you elaborate it a bit? – Imaginary Pumpkin May 19 '17 at 12:04
• @IvanNeretin I think I have to disagree. Bare protons are way too much polarizing power to exist without binding to solvent molecules (in this case it's $\ce{H2O}$). – Pritt says Reinstate Monica May 19 '17 at 14:46
• Odd that Community♦ redirected the duplicate to another duplicate. – Pritt says Reinstate Monica May 19 '17 at 14:48