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Protonation of a molecule
« on: October 31, 2004, 08:56:44 PM »
This is a quick question. I only need a short answer. Why does protonation of a molecule make it water soluble? I think polarity has something to do with it, but I'm not sure. *delete me*


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Re:Protonation of a molecule
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2004, 09:59:08 PM »
It depends on which molecules you are talking about, but yes it has to do with polarity. Protonation of some molecules causes the molecule to have a + charge allowing the polar solvent, H2O, to dissolve it. (Like dissolves like). Deprotination can also have the same effect

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