Question 12.53

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Megan Purl 1E
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Question 12.53

Postby Megan Purl 1E » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:10 pm

Suggest an explanation for the different strengths of a) acetic acid and trichloroacetic acid; b)acetic acid and formic acid.

Priyanka Bhakta 1L
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Re: Question 12.53

Postby Priyanka Bhakta 1L » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:34 am

The key thing to remember for this problem is that for acids is that if they have more electronegative atoms attached, they will be stronger acids. And if there are more oxygens attached, they will be stronger.

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