stability of conj. base oxo acids and electronegativity

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stability of conj. base oxo acids and electronegativity

Postby Parker Smith » Sat Dec 07, 2019 2:46 pm

Is it okay to assume that with oxo acids, as electronegativity of the conj. base increases, the stability of the conj. base also increases?

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Re: stability of conj. base oxo acids and electronegativity

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:17 pm

You are correct that the greater the stability of the conjugate base, the stronger the acid. However, think of it more as electronegative atoms attached to the negatively charged O of the conjugate base that result in a more stable structure. These electronegative atoms are able to withdraw more electron density from the O2-, distributing the negative charge over more atoms and thus stabilizing the conjugate base


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