Because most organic compounds - including most explosives and chemical warfare ingredients - have a proton affinity higher than that of protonated water, the proton "jumps" from the protonated water to the target molecule, forming a protonated, positively charged ion.
What does PA stand for?
PA stands for Proton Affinity
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- Proof Assistant
- Property Administrator
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- Prosecution Attorney
- Protected Administrator (computer security)
- Protected Area (conservation)
- Protective Antigen (microbiology)
- Protocol Analyzer
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which includes, proton affinity determinations, gas phase ion spectroscopy, photochemistry, and ion injection confinement experiments.