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HClO3

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:38 pm
by Nathan Rothschild_2D
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?

Re: HClO3

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:40 pm
by Midori Hupfeld 3D
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.

Re: HClO3

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 12:41 pm
by Wilson 2E
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.