oxoacids

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Michael Du 1E
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oxoacids

Postby Michael Du 1E » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:32 pm

In today's lecture, for the last past exam question that we went over, can anyone please explain again why the H was bonded to the O atom instead of the Cl atom? (molecule is HClO3) Thank you!

John Liang 2I
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Re: oxoacids

Postby John Liang 2I » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:36 pm

Michael Du 3J wrote:In today's lecture, for the last past exam question that we went over, can anyone please explain again why the H was bonded to the O atom instead of the Cl atom? (molecule is HClO3) Thank you!


That is simply the common structure of all oxoacids. (H3PO4, H2SO4, HNO3, etc.) If the H was bonded to the Cl atom, I assume it that would make the conjugate base much less stable and that's why we don't see that happen in nature.

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Re: oxoacids

Postby Sophia Shaka 3L » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:42 pm

Oxoacids have an O-H hydrogen bond which dissociates into H+ ions in solution and this is how it acts as an acid. If the H were bonded to the Cl in the example in class this wouldn't happen.

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Re: oxoacids

Postby Nathan Nakaguchi 1G » Fri Dec 06, 2019 4:50 pm

Oxoacids are a category of acids that contain oxygen(s) which hold/bond to the soon-to-be-donated hydrogen/proton. HClO3 falls into the oxoacids category.


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