autoprotolysis love

Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The autoionization of water (or similar compounds) in which a proton (hydrogen ion) is transferred to form a cation and an anion e.g. 2H2O => H3O+ + OH-

Etymologies

Sorry, no etymologies found.

Examples

  • Due to the autoprotolysis of water (2H2O OH - + H3O+) even the purest possible water conducts electricity, even though not a lot.

    Slashdot

Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.

Comments

Log in or sign up to get involved in the conversation. It's quick and easy.