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What is deionized water? Does DI water contains no ions in absolute terms: even the H+ and OH- ions of water?
- clifton (age 60)
Antigua and Barbuda
You can get rid of the other ions but not the H+
Even if somehow water were prepared with no ions at all, within an
extremely short period of time a certain fraction of the molecules would
fall apart to form H+
the rate of new ions forming would be about equal to the rate of old
ions combining to form molecules. It's in this equilibrium state that
the concentrations of H+
molar, at room temperature.
(published on 03/22/12)
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