oxygen in acid strength

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NHolmes3L
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oxygen in acid strength

Postby NHolmes3L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:28 pm

Does the presence of oxygen make electronegativity matter more than bond length?

TarynD_1I
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Re: oxygen in acid strength

Postby TarynD_1I » Sat Dec 07, 2019 11:45 pm

Acids that contain oxygen are under the "oxoacid" group, which means that the more oxygen atoms that are present, the more acidic the compound is (because of high electronegativity). When comparing two oxoacids, the molecule with a larger number of oxygen atoms would be more acidic. I'm not sure if we'd be asked to compare acids that are of two different groups (binary, oxoacids, or carboxylic)


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