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    Is it possible for hydrogen to lose its electron in ionic bonding and have no electrons and have only 1 proton, if yes then what would happen to the hydrogen atom?Sorry if the question sounds ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    Is it possible for hydrogen to lose its electron in ionic bonding and have no electrons and have only 1 proton, if yes then what would happen to the hydrogen atom?Sorry if the question sounds ridiculous.
    It would just be a proton on it's own: H+ is basically a proton
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    (Original post by AngryRedhead)
    It would just be a proton on it's own: H+ is basically a proton
    So this is possible, for hydrogen to just become a proton. What are the properties of a hydrogen with only one proton and is it very reactive?
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    H+ ions are what cause solutions to be acidic, in the same way that OH- ions make solutions alkaline, so you can expect acidic properties.
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    (Original post by Anonymous1502)
    So this is possible, for hydrogen to just become a proton. What are the properties of a hydrogen with only one proton and is it very reactive?
    It couldn't exist on it's own under normal earth conditions so it would remain attached to the electron clouds of other molecules. In the context of a-level chemistry the hydroxonium ion (H3O+) is often used to substitute for H+, usually when its acids and bases were talking about.

    In plasmas you can get H+ ions on their own and there's even a H3+ ion that is quite abundant outside of earth
 
 
 
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