Molecules of lactic acid and water

Molecules of lactic acid and water

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Caption: Lactic acid reaction. Molecular graphic of lactic acid (2-hydroxypropanoic acid, at upper centre) reacting with water (at lower left). The atoms are colour coded: grey (carbon, C), white (hydrogen, H) and red (oxygen, O). Here, the water molecule (H2O) is pulling a hydrogen ion away from the lactic acid (C3H6O3). This is because the lactic acid's hydrogen, which carries a positive charge, is attracted to the negative charge of the oxygen in the water. This creation of free hydrogen ions in solution is what gives acids their properties. Reactions between chemicals and whilst this specific reaction is known as a deprotonation.

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