Nonmental Oxides as Acids

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McKenna_4A
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Nonmental Oxides as Acids

Postby McKenna_4A » Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:57 pm

I understand how Oxides like CO2 and SO2 react with water to for acids, so would we consider CO2/SO2 an acid in a reaction that creates the acid?
i.e. H20 + CO2 = H2CO3.... is CO2 an acid?

Mariepahos4D
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Re: Nonmental Oxides as Acids

Postby Mariepahos4D » Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:33 pm

yes, the co2 and so2 would be considered an acid in that reaction because they donate the proton to water to create 2 oh- and a gas

Sydney Myers 4I
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Re: Nonmental Oxides as Acids

Postby Sydney Myers 4I » Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:15 pm

Mariepahos4D wrote:yes, the co2 and so2 would be considered an acid in that reaction because they donate the proton to water to create 2 oh- and a gas



If a proton is donated to water, it would form hydroxide (H30+)

JasonLiu_2J
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Re: Nonmental Oxides as Acids

Postby JasonLiu_2J » Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:41 am

Yes, CO2 would be considered an acid by the Lewis acid definition. In the reaction, the central carbon atom on CO2 accepts a lone pair from the O in H2O, making the CO2 molecule an electron pair acceptor, or Lewis Acid. At the same time, one of the Hydrogen atoms is delocalized and forms a bond with the one of the oxygen atoms originally in CO2. This then forms H2CO3, which is a bronsted acid.

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Re: Nonmental Oxides as Acids

Postby Nare Nazaryan 1F » Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:05 pm

Yes, CO2 would be an acid in this case.


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