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Dissolution of Acetic Acid

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While running a conductivity test on a solution of acetic acid, you find that it is a weak conductor of electricity.

$$CH_3COOH_{(aq)}\rightleftharpoons CH_3{COO}^{-}_{(aq)} + {H}^{+}_{(aq)}$$

Which of the following provides a reason for this observation?

A

There are four $H^+ $ ions that must dissociate before it can conduct more electricity.

B

Acetic acid is a strong acid.

C

The dissociation of acetic acid is a reversible reaction.

D

Acetic acid is a strongly bonded ionic compound.