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What is an acidic hydrogen atom?

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An acidic hydrogen atom is a hydrogen atom that has lost its electron and is running around as a hydrogen ion. The lone proton (in 1H) has loaned out its electron in a chemical reaction, like to chlorine in HCl, and when HCl is combined with water, the H and the Cl separate into H+ and Cl- ions. That H+ ion is the acidic hydrogen atom.

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