relative acidity

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Michelle Shin 4B
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relative acidity

Postby Michelle Shin 4B » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:02 pm

How is an anion stabilized?

Julieta Serobyan4D
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Re: relative acidity

Postby Julieta Serobyan4D » Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:55 pm

Michelle Shin 4B wrote:How is an anion stabilized?

I think that the electronegative anion induces the negative charge and stabilizes it. Also, resonance structures stabilize too

Melvin Reputana 1L
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Re: relative acidity

Postby Melvin Reputana 1L » Sat Dec 07, 2019 4:43 pm

I would like to add that in oxoacids, when stabilization occurs, the negative charge around the molecule is delocalized which weakens the attraction between O-H. This creates a stronger acid because the H+ is more likely to break off.

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