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Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:38 pm
In class Dr. Lavelle drew HClO3 with the Hydrogen attached to the oxygen and I was wondering why it is attached to the oxygen and not the chlorine?
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:40 pm
I think it is just because it is an acid, and acids always have the hydrogen connected to the oxygen if there is oxygen in the molecule.
Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:41 pm
Since oxygen is the most electronegative atom and has a negative charge, hydrogen attaches to oxygen in order to neutralize the charge and make the molecule more stable.