Trichloroacetic acid

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Abigail Menchaca_1H
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Trichloroacetic acid

Postby Abigail Menchaca_1H » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:20 pm

Why is trichloroacetic acid a stronger acid than acetic acid?

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Re: Trichloroacetic acid

Postby sbeall_1C » Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:23 pm

Trichloroacetic acid is stronger than acetic acid because the chlorine atoms have higher electronegativity!

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Re: Trichloroacetic acid

Postby Shail Avasthi 3C » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:19 am

The resulting anion of trichloroacetic acid is more stable than that of acetic acid because the three chlorines delocalize the negative charge on the oxygen, whereas in acetic acid, the charge is not as delocalized. Oxoacids which have more stable anions will be more acidic.


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