Homework 6th edition 12.55.D

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Homework 6th edition 12.55.D

Postby 504909207 » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:23 pm

Can someone please explain their answer for chapter 12 number 55 part D of the 6th edition textbook?

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Re: Homework 6th edition 12.55.D

Postby Hai-Lin Yeh 1J » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:07 am

The difference in pH can be explained by the type of bond and strength of that bond between the oxygen and hydrogen. Since double bonds are stronger than single bonds, these acids would be less likely to give up a hydrogen, which means there's a smaller concentration of hydronium ions, thus, a greater pH. Acids that are more likely to give up a hydrogen would have a greater concentration of hydronium ions and thus, a smaller pH.

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