Strength of Acids

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Lauryn Shinno 2H
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Strength of Acids

Postby Lauryn Shinno 2H » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:34 pm

Given lewis structures, how can you tell if one acid is stronger than another?

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Re: Strength of Acids

Postby Ashley Kim » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:45 pm

You can tell by finding the hydrogen that will be donated to form a hydronium ion, and then determining which bond between that hydrogen and the rest of the molecule is stronger.

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Re: Strength of Acids

Postby MinaChoi_3H » Sat Dec 01, 2018 10:49 pm

Another way you can identify the strength of acids is that acidity increases with electronegativity and also increases with atomic radii.

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Re: Strength of Acids

Postby 804991762_4A » Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:02 pm

Acids strength increases as you go across the right and down and if H is attached to the element and if its not then the trend doesn’t apply. (This is for binary acids) Has to deal with atomic size

For oxyacids, electronegativity is the determining factor so the trend is the opposite. The acid strength increases due to the increase in electronegativity. (If H is attached to the oxygen)

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