Resonance and Acidity

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vanessas0123
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Resonance and Acidity

Postby vanessas0123 » Thu Dec 05, 2019 9:55 pm

Why is it that when the conjugate base of an acid has more electronegative atoms, it is more acidic?

Zoya Mulji 1K
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Re: Resonance and Acidity

Postby Zoya Mulji 1K » Thu Dec 05, 2019 10:49 pm

When the conjugate base of an acid is more electronegative, it is better at pulling so the O-H bond is easier to break. This means the conjugate base is weak and it's acid is stronger.

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Re: Resonance and Acidity

Postby LReedy_3I » Fri Dec 06, 2019 10:17 am

Greater electronegative atoms delocalize the charge more effectively across the molecule, and as a result the bonds are easier to break bonds, and therefore are more acidic.


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