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Strong Acid

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 8:09 am
by Nikita Patra 3J
Why is H4O a stronger acid that H3CHO?

Re: Strong Acid

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:23 am
by 905385366
H4O would have a +2 charge, which is very unstable, therefore it would be more willing to give off those extra hydrogens to become more stable (hence making it a stronger acid until it is in its neutral state water).

Re: Strong Acid

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2019 6:21 pm
by philipraj_1F
It has to do with the formal charges.