Why are inorganic acids stronger?

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DHavo_1E
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Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby DHavo_1E » Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:20 pm

Hi,

Could someone explain why inorganic acids are stronger than organic acids? Thank you!

Goyama_2A
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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Goyama_2A » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:57 am

The strength of an acid is based upon its ability to lose hydrogen ions (ionize) when dissolved in water. Inorganic compounds lose hydrogens ions much more easily than organic, making them considered stronger.

Rishika Yadav 3D
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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Rishika Yadav 3D » Sun Nov 24, 2019 11:59 am

Inorganic compounds are able to lose H+ ions much more easily than organic compounds, making them stronger.

Giselle Littleton 1F
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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Giselle Littleton 1F » Sun Nov 24, 2019 4:57 pm

Inorganic compounds are more likely to completely deprotonate.

Elizabeth Johnson 1I
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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Elizabeth Johnson 1I » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:30 pm

Giselle Littleton 3K wrote:Inorganic compounds are more likely to completely deprotonate.


can someone define what deprotonate means?

Indy Bui 1l
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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Indy Bui 1l » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:48 pm

Elizabeth Johnson 1I wrote:
Giselle Littleton 3K wrote:Inorganic compounds are more likely to completely deprotonate.


can someone define what deprotonate means?


Deprotonate is essentially just losing a proton, you can also think of this as losing a hydrogen+. (hydrogen has one proton)

Tahlia Mullins
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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Tahlia Mullins » Sun Nov 24, 2019 5:56 pm

Inorganic compounds can lose their hydrogen ions more easily, which makes them stronger as an acid.

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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby rohun2H » Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:50 am

Stronger acids are characterized by their ability to lose hydrogen ions more easily. It is in this way that strong acids can reach 100% ionization when dissociating in water.

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Re: Why are inorganic acids stronger?

Postby Michelle Song 1I » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:58 pm

Their bonds tend to be more polar, making them more easily deprotonated.


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