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In the reaction between H2Y - and H2Z - , if H2Y - acts like a base, and H2Z - acts like an acid, the products of the re...


In the reaction between H2Y - and H2Z - , if H2Y - acts like a base, and H2Z - acts like an acid, the products of the reaction are:

A) H3Y - and HZ- B) HY- and H3Z - C) H3Y and HZ2- D) H2Y and HZ- E) H3Y and HZ

Answer

Acid is a species loses a proton.

Base is a species that receives proton.

H2Y- is base and H2Z- is an acid. This means that H2Y- abstracts protons from H2Z-

The products of the given reaction is shown as below,

Chemistry homework question answer, step 2, image 1

Answer: C) H3Y and HZ2-

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