Science / Chemistry / Autoprotolysis: Transfer of a hydrogen ion between molecules of the same substance, e. g. the autoprotolysis of methanol (2 CH3OH = CH3OH2+ + CH3O-). Autoprotolysis of water into hydronium ions and hydroxide ions results in equilibrium concentrations that satisfy Kw = [H3O+][OH-], where the autoprotolysis constant Kw is equal to 1.01 × 10-14 at 25°C.
Science / Chemistry / Kw: Symbol for the autoprotolysis constant for water, equal to 1.01 × 10-14 at 25°C. MORE
Science / Chemistry / Aprotic Solvent: A solvent that does not act as an acid or as a base; aprotic solvents don't undergo autoprotolysis. Examples are pentane, pet ether, and toluene. MORE