How does a water molecule react in order to form ions? Please explain. H20 apparently separates into H+ and OH-.

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    $\begingroup$ This is a chemistry question and thus off-topic here at biology. I am only concerned that in the current form it will be closed there as well. $\endgroup$ – Chris Sep 11 at 4:47
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    $\begingroup$ Please specify which ions. H3O+? NH4+? NaCl is differentiated into Na+ and Cl- even when not dissolved; that is the nature of ionic/ electrovalent bonds. $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Sep 11 at 17:30
  • $\begingroup$ IMO this question suits within scope of biology but the question need to be a bit more specific. $\endgroup$ – Always Confused Sep 11 at 17:30

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