Formic Acid and Acetic Acid

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Tia Tomescu 2D
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Formic Acid and Acetic Acid

Postby Tia Tomescu 2D » Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Why is Formic acid a stronger acid than Acetic?

Rebecca Cheung 1E
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Re: Formic Acid and Acetic Acid

Postby Rebecca Cheung 1E » Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:21 pm

I'm not really sure but I found this link on Google that may be able to help: https://chemistry.stackexchange.com/que ... cetic-acid

diangelosoriano
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Re: Formic Acid and Acetic Acid

Postby diangelosoriano » Sat Dec 09, 2017 6:54 pm

A method you can use to determine the strength of an acid is to look at it's conjugate base. Drawing the the Lewis structure of the conjugate bases will help you to determine stability.


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