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disassociation

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 8:47 am
by FrankieClarke2C
How do you determine if a bond disassociates easily?

Re: disassociation

Posted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:06 am
by Matthew Tran 1H
You first look at bond length/strength; a longer/weaker bond has a lower dissociation energy resulting in a stronger acid. If the bond is the same, for example in oxoacids, then you look at the stability of the anion (conjugate base). If the resulting anion is more stable due to resonance, electron withdrawing, then the acid is stronger.