How to determine acidic or basic if no H+ and OH-

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How to determine acidic or basic if no H+ and OH-

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:50 am

How do you identify whether species are acidic or basic if presented with a molecule that doesn't have the common H- for acids and OH- for bases?

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Re: How to determine acidic or basic if no H+ and OH-

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Aug 21, 2011 11:51 am

Electronegativity can be useful, as the more electronegative a substance is, the stronger the acid it is. Another useful tool is by considering either its lewis structure or its electron configuration and determining if it is likely to gain or lose electrons.


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