Proton Donor

Science / Chemistry / Proton Donor: Because a free H+ ion is technically a bare proton, acids are sometimes referred to as 'proton donors' because they release hydrogen ions in solution. The term 'proton donor' is misleading, since in aqueous solution, the hydrogen ion is never a bare proton- it's covalently bound to a water molecule as an H3O+ ion. Further, acids don't 'donate' protons; they yield them to bases with a stronger affinity for them.

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Donor Noun Synonyms: giver, provider, supplier, benefactor or benefactress, contributor, supporter, backer
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Proton Donor

Science / Chemistry / Proton Donor: Because a free H+ ion is technically a bare proton, acids are sometimes referred to as 'proton donors' because they release hydrogen ions in solution. The term 'proton donor' is misleading, since in a MORE

Proton

Science / Biology / Proton: A subatomic particle in the nucleus of an atom that carries a positive charge. The positively charged (+1) subatomic particle located in the atomic nucleus and having a mass slightly less than that of MORE

Donor

Business / Finance / Donor: A nation's internal market representing the mechanisms for issuing and trading securities of entities domiciled within that nation. Compare external market and foreign market. MORE

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