Determining stronger acids

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Abigail Urbina 1K
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Determining stronger acids

Postby Abigail Urbina 1K » Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:18 pm

When you are comparing HCLO4 and H3PO4 to determine which one is a stronger acid, you know right away that Cl is more electronegative than P. However, does the number of H atoms in the molecule affect its strength in acidity? There is the same number of O atoms, but there is a different number of H atoms. How does that affect the strength of their acidities?

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Re: Determining stronger acids

Postby Riya Pathare 2E » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:31 pm

The number of ionizable H+ ions in the compound makes it polypro tic if there is more than one ionizable H+ ion but it does not necessarily change the strength of the acid compound

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