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Why do acids dissociate in water?

Given the broad nature of the question, a general answer is appropriate. For all spontaneous processes, the Gibbs energy after dissociation is lower than the Gibbs energy prior to dislocation. This ...
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Do electrons really hang around the electrode while ions go take a swim?

This a question that offers an answer with electrochemical equilibrium. Our experiment is as follows: We have a typical beaker of volume $V = \pu{200 mL}$ of water. On top of it we have a volume $V_\...
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Do electrons really hang around the electrode while ions go take a swim?

We can expect one of three things to happen: The electrons also diffuse out from the electrode, becoming solvated electrons. If the electrons cannot diffuse, their negative charge creates an ...
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Do electrons really hang around the electrode while ions go take a swim?

If a zinc plate is dipped into pure water, maybe a small number of zinc atoms produce $\ce{Zn^{2+}}$ ions while the corresponding electrons are staying back in the metal. But this is only valid for ...
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