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Acid-Base Properties of Water

CHEM-EMSTIR

Consider the following reaction:

$${CH}_{3}CO{O}^{-} (aq) + {H}_{2}O (l) \leftrightharpoons C{H}_{3}COOH (aq) + O{H}^{-} (aq) $$

What is TRUE about the role of water in this reaction?

A

Water is an acid because it donates a proton.

B

Water is a base because $O{H}^{-}$ is produced.

C

Water is neither an acid nor a base in this reaction.

D

Water does not participate in the reaction because all species are aqueous (aq).