Acids and bases (dissociation of citric acid)

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CarolBonilla
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Acids and bases (dissociation of citric acid)

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Hi, I would like some help.
I need to do the dissociation of critic acid and I don't know how to do it well.
Citric acid is a triprotic acid, then it will dissociate in 3 phases.

C3H5O(COOH)3 → C3H4O(COOH) 3^- + H^+
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Re: Acids and bases (dissociation of citric acid)

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No, the basic reaction is R-COOH => R-COO- + H+
This you have to develop 3 times.
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Re: Acids and bases (dissociation of citric acid)

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Thank you so much!
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