General Rule for Anion Stability?  [ENDORSED]

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General Rule for Anion Stability?

Postby Madeline Fox 2B » Thu Nov 24, 2016 7:48 pm

To determine what is more acidic by looking at anion stability, what atoms have to be more electronegative? or do all of the atoms have to be the same except for one?

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Re: General Rule for Anion Stability?  [ENDORSED]

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Nov 25, 2016 11:37 pm

The atoms do not have to the same and one looks at the atoms connected/nearby to the atom with the negative charge (usually O atom).
As I discussed in class, see trichloroacetic acid and other examples in the lecture notes.

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