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Postby Kristina Nguyen 1C » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:04 pm

Why does a higher oxidation number increase acidity?

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Re: 12.47

Postby Evelyn L 1H » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:22 pm

Oxidation means losing electrons which increases lewis acidity. This is because the more positive charge, the more likely to accept electrons.

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Postby Jessica Jones 2B » Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:23 pm

Oxidation involves losing e-. This means that when you lose e- you will have a more positive charge, resulting in a greater desire to attract electrons. Because lewis acids accept electrons, this means that the more oxidized, the more acidic it will be.

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